Founded in 2016, the Multicultural Media Caucus (MMC), is dedicated to issues related to the state of diversity and inclusion in the media, telecom, and tech industries. Promoting multicultural media and multi-interest participation is a core theme of the Caucus. MMC is chaired by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Congressman Tony Cardenas, and Congresswoman Judy Chu.
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, a Brooklyn native proud of her Jamaican heritage, attended the New York City public schools.
Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Clarke served on the New York City Council, representing the Fortieth District in Brooklyn.
She succeeded her pioneering mother, former City Council Member Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, making them the first mother-daughter succession in the history of the City Council.
As the representative of the Ninth Congressional District of New York, she has dedicated herself to continuing the legacy of excellence established by the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman and Caribbean American elected to Congress.
In the 115th Congress, Congresswoman Clarke serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Committee on Small Business, and the Ethics Committee and is the co-chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus, Caucus on Black Women & Girls, and At-Large member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Congresswoman Clarke currently resides in the neighborhood where she grew up, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Raised by hard-working immigrant parents, Tony Cárdenas was brought up with simple ideals – that integrity and dedication were the keys to success. These are the qualities that he has brought to his career as a public servant, and he continues to offer that today as a United States Congressman.
Rep. Cárdenas was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2013, representing California’s San Fernando Valley (29th District). Now in the 115th Congress, Rep. Cárdenas is a member of the Democratic Leadership team as Leadership Caucus Representative, and sits on the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which he was elected to in his first term.
Rep. Cárdenas is proud to co-chair the Congressional Multicultural Media Caucus with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA).
Rep. Cárdenas is committed to bringing awareness and change to the issues most important to the San Fernando Valley and its families. In his four years in Congress, he has been recognized locally and nationally for his work on health policy, common-sense gun reform, juvenile justice, and championing solutions that will make the U.S. economy even stronger to create and grow good-paying jobs.
As a representative of Los Angeles, the creative capital of the world, Rep. Cárdenas has repeatedly and vigorously defended minority and independent programmers, safeguarding the jobs that these businesses provide for their communities and underscoring the importance of diverse content that represents all Americans. As part of these ongoing efforts, Rep. Cárdenas has been active on local and national communications and media issues, and is a frequent voice urging the Federal Communications Commission to support diverse and independent programmers and content creators.
As a member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus leadership, Rep. Cárdenas strives to amplify the voice of the Latino community in all policy areas.
Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.
Rep. Chu currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to taxes, revenues, Social Security, and Medicare. In that Committee, Rep. Chu is a member of the Subcommittees on Health and Human Resources, giving her oversight over healthcare reform and crucial safety net programs.
She also serves on the House Small Business Committee, which has oversight of the Small Business Administration, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access.
Chu was first elected to the Board of Education for Garvey School District in 1985. From there, she was elected to the Monterey Park City Council, where she served as Mayor three times. She then was elected to the State Assembly and then California’s elected tax board, known as the State Board of Equalization. In 2009, she became the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress in history.