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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver to Join Senator Joe Manchin and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in Speaking at Third Way Press Event

Jul 19, 2017
Press Release

(Washington D.C.) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II will speak at the national Third Way Diverse Democrats Press Breakfast today in Washington, D.C. 

Congressman Cleaver along with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), have been invited by Third Way to discuss the importance of forging a path to reaching crucial voters within the Democratic Party.

Congressman Cleaver is going to speak to the importance of Democrats crafting an overall message that speaks to the majority of Americans not just pockets of Americans. He will highlight up to “ten ideas we can all get behind” that are specific to the economy. For example, $15 minimum wage, Student Debt Reform, Universal Pre-K, and a Transportation and Infrastructure plan -- are just a few of the ideas that he will highlight. 

Third Way is a public policy and advocacy organization whose mission is to create and promote transformational centrist ideas. The event is entitled, "Third Way Diverse Democrats”.

"I am humbled to participate in this important discussion with such a distinguished panel. This is the discussion we need in order to overcome our mistakes in the past and move forward with a new vision for the Democratic Party. I look forward to learning new ideas and sharing some of my own," said Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. 

Congressman Cleaver represents a unique district within the Fifth District of Missouri.

"I have often said that every Member of Congress should have a district like mine. Contrary to popular belief, I do not solely represent a heavily minority populated district. I represent nearly 40 rural towns and cities in three separate rural counties, Ray, Lafayette and Saline Counties in addition to urban areas in Jackson and Clay Counties in Missouri. It is important to reach a wide range of voters, not just the expected few," said Congressman Cleaver.

When:             Wednesday, July 19, 2017;  9:00 a.m. EST

Where:            District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Who:               Third Way Guests; Invited Members of the Press & Media; Third Way Vice President, Lanae Erickson Hatalsky (moderator); Distinguished Panel

What:             Discussion on how Democrats can forge a broad path to victory in diverse areas of the country.

Watch the live stream of the event at

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here.


For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or