Residents walk past outdoor street vendors. Photo by George H. Rouzier for The Haitian Times

Four members of the U.S. Congress announced on Haitian Flag Day that they founded a Haitian caucus to better the relationship between the two countries.  

The House Haiti Caucus is the creation of Democrats Val Demings of Florida, Andy Levin from Michigan, Yvette Clarke of New York, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The goal is to pursue a “more just foreign policy that puts the needs and aspirations of the Haitian people first.”

“This should be a turning point in the relationship between the United States and Haiti,” they said in the statement. “There is no excuse to repeat past mistakes. Instead, we will lift and listen to the Haitian voices that must shape a democratic future that will serve all of Haiti’s people, not the few.”

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  1. The House Haiti Caucus is a wonderful idea, a bridge that will connect the Haitian people to the United States. This bridge can finally enable Haitians to have access to health care, education, economic opportunities, justice, and housing. Thank you Congresswomen Demings, Clarke, and Pressley, and Congressman Levin.

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