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CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON INTRODUCES CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION TO HONOR TRAYVON MARTIN AND SEEK END TO RACIAL PROFILING

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) introduced a resolution honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States government to address the crisis of racial profiling.  She released the following statement:

“Today, Trayvon Martin would have celebrated his 18th birthday.

We all know the tragic circumstances surrounding his murder: Trayvon was racially profiled, chased, made to fight for his life, and ultimately murdered. Yet we as a nation have yet to take substantive action to stop such a heartbreaking incident from happening again.  

Enough is enough: We as a nation have buried too many young black boys.  Let’s set Congress on course to address the underlying causes behind the crisis that Trayvon’s death symbolizes.  Let’s take action to stop racial profiling and give our people a chance to succeed.”

Congresswoman Wilson is available for comment.

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U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a second-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of 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.