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Rep. Yvette Clarke's Town Hall Aims to 'Rise Above' Trump Policies

 Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will host a town hall in Prospect Heights on Wednesday to discuss how to
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will host a town hall in Prospect Heights on Wednesday to discuss how to "rise above" the policies of President Donald Trump.
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PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Brooklyn Rep. Yvette Clarke is set to host a special “community town hall” in Prospect Heights Wednesday night to discuss how to “rise above” the policies of President Donald Trump, she said.

The meeting, to be held at Union Temple at 17 Eastern Parkway at 6:30 p.m., will focus on Trump’s “first 30 days in office,” according to a flier with the hashtag #BrooklynResists from Clarke’s office. In particular, the event will focus on immigration, climate change and the Affordable Care Act, with guest speakers from Planned Parenthood, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the state’s Department of health.

The Feb. 22 town hall is one of four Clarke plans to host over the next several months to organize a response to Trump’s policies, which have a “a lot of people” feeling threatened, Clarke told DNAinfo New York in an email.

“Immigrant families fear forced separation. People enrolled in New York State of Health are worried about losing their health insurance. Communities of color cannot possibly trust Attorney General Sessions to uphold their civil rights,” she said.

Topics for future meetings, her staff said, will focus on issues of highest concern at that time.

“We need town halls to listen to the concerns that people have, as well as to provide accurate information about the policies that have been proposed,” she said.

The town hall is free and open to the public, though space is limited, organizers said. An R.S.V.P to Clarke’s office is recommended at (718) 287-0741.

Correction: This article originally had the incorrect time for the meeting. It begins at 6:30 p.m.