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Congresswoman Wilson Announces Hometown Rally for Family of Trayvon Martin on Sunday, April 1 in Bayfront Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced that a hometown rally for the family of Trayvon Martin will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm in Bayfront Park in Miami. Joining Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, Congresswoman Wilson and Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones will be Congresswoman Corinne Brown and Congressman Al Green (D-Texas), FL state Representative Cynthia Stafford, Miami Commissioner Barbara Jordan, singer Betty Wright, actress JoMarie Payton and many other elected officials, community leaders and clergy.

National figures attending the hometown rally include Chaka Khan and Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Gates open for the public at 1:00 pm, and members of the press can start setting up at 12:00 noon.

For more information, contact Gwen Belton at gwen.belton@mail.house.gov or via cell at (305) 407-4270.

WHAT:    Hometown rally for the family of Trayvon Martin
WHEN:    Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm
WHERE:    Bayfront Park, 301 North Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida

            
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Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.