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Miami, FL -- Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL) released the below statement following the passing of her beloved staff member and community leader Shirlee Lafleur:
“I am deeply saddened by the premature passing of my cherished staff member Shirlee Lafleur. Shirlee was the quintessential congressional staffer, who for 20 years served our community with honor and distinction.
FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance through the American Rescue Plan for families who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19.
Miami, FL -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Hastings:
Miami, FL -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the American Jobs Plan:
“Since my first day in Congress, my mantra has been ‘Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!’ and the infrastructure plan that President Biden outlined this week aims to achieve that goal. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a robust and transformative investment in our nation and American workers that will create millions of good-paying union jobs, rebuild the country’s crumbling infrastructure, and significantly increase U.S. economic competitiveness.
Miami, FL – As in so many aspects of American life, access to coronavirus testing, treatment, and vaccines is an equity issue. Across the state, black people have tested positive for the virus at twice the rate of whites and the vaccination rate is equally dismal. The numbers are particularly dire in Miami-Dade County communities like Opa-Locka, for example, where 53 percent of the population is black and living in poverty and the vaccination rate is the lowest in the state.