Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Oct 13, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement today in response to the release of 21 Chibok girls after being held in captivity for 912 days by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Oct 7, 2016 Press Release

More than 50 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama urging his administration to reconsider a decision to deport undocumented Haitians back to their troubled nation.

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Oct 6, 2016 Press Release

Hurricane Matthew could bring life-threatening rain, wind and flooding to Florida. All residents who could be affected are urged to take steps to ensure that they and their families are prepared. There also should be in place a plan for pets.

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Oct 5, 2016 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on Tuesday, October 5, 2016, spoke by telephone with Kenneth Merten, the U.S. State Department’s special coordinator for Haiti; Jeremy Konyndyk, director of the U.S.

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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Today we mark yet another sad milestone in the saga of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014. It is the 900th day that 218 of the girls have been held in captivity by what is now known as the world’s deadliest terrorist group, a title Boko Haram earned for abducting, burning, raping, and butchering tens of thousands of innocent people.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington -- Today Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement after learning of the passing of Shimon Peres:

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Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – Today Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson joined Republican Congressmen Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart at a press conference to applaud the passage of a continuing resolution that includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus.  The funding is part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open through December 9.

Sep 23, 2016 Press Release

Today marks the third anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s decision to strip the hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship, the majority of whom are of Haitian descent. They are also being denied the legal rights and protections to which they were previously entitled.

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May 10, 2016 In The News
Program awards 81 college scholarships to Miami-Dade minority students

MIAMI (WSVN) — Almost a hundred Miami-Dade high school seniors received scholarships for college, thanks to a special program.

Monday night, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project held its prestigious annual Academic Signing Day at Jungle Island.

May 9, 2016 In The News
Congresswoman Reacts To Murder Of Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A local congresswoman shares her thoughts about a former Miami-Dade County commissioner found murdered in his Georgia home.

May 4, 2016 In The News
Have we forgotten the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria?

It was two years ago, April 14th to be exact, that the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at the hands of Boko Haram – a West African terrorist group that has lodged atrocities against its own people including the burning of children alive and sending teenaged girls on suicide bomb missions.But one member of Congress, a former principal and moth

Apr 28, 2016 In The News
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson hosts candlelight vigil at the U.S. State Department to honor the Chibok Girls

With the U.S. State Department as their backdrop, Congresswoman Frederica S.

Apr 21, 2016 In The News
BRING BACK OUR AFRICAN GIRLS

Although separated by thousands of miles, and vast political and cultural differences, one major commonality between the Chibok school girls and Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is the idea that an education can change lives. Two years ago when she learned that the girls had been kidnapped on April 14, 2014 as punishment for seeking an education, Wilson was “both shocked and angry.”

Apr 15, 2016 In The News
Chibok girls remembered daily in U.S. Congress, says Pelosi

United States House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi yesterday reaffirmed Capitol Hill’s support for finding the 219 schoolgirls who were abducted two years ago.

Alongside fellow members of Congress and girls who had escaped the 2014 kidnapping, Pelosi (D-Calif.) they repeated pledges to locate the girls and bring them to safety.

Apr 14, 2016 In The News
US Lawmakers Vow Never to Forget Nigerian Girls Taken by Boko Haram

Representative Frederica Wilson of Florida is easy to spot in a crowd. Dressed all in red from her cowboy hat to her boots, she stood on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to mark the somber two-year anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 girls from the northern Nigerian village of Chibok by the militant group Boko Haram. 

Apr 14, 2016 In The News
U.S. Lawmakers Renew Calls To Find Nigerian Girls Captured By Boko Haram

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Apr 14, 2016 In The News
Lawmakers Recommit to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

On the second anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica S. Wilson and colleagues vowed to continue pushing for their return.  

Mar 3, 2016 In The News
REMEMBERING THE BUNI YADI SCHOOLBOYS MASSACRE

Today marks a dark moment in Nigeria’s history. On February 24, 2014, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed 59 boys at the Buni Yadi secondary school in Yobe state. That same year, Boko Haram killed enough people to earn the title of the “world’s deadliest terrorist group.”