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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Gun Violence

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Aug 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to news reports that the U.S. Department of Education is considering allowing states to use federal tax dollars to purchase guns for teachers:

Jul 4, 2018 In The News

MIAMI On Monday, July 2, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson met with U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg, local law enforcement officials and other stakeholders to discuss gun violence and keeping children safe in District 24 and throughout Miami-Dade County.

It was very timely in light of the alarming number of shootings that have occurred. In Miami Gardens alone, 10 people have been shot since June 16 and in the past decade, 300 children have lost their lives to gun violence.

Jul 3, 2018 Press Release

Miami, FL – On Monday, July 2, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson met with U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg, local law enforcement officials and other stakeholders to discuss gun violence and keeping children safe in District 24 and throughout Miami-Dade County. It was very timely in light of the alarming number of shootings that have occurred. In Miami Gardens alone, 10 people have been shot since June 16 and in the past decade, 300 children have lost their lives to gun violence.

Jul 2, 2018 In The News

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – State, local and federal authorities came together at City of Miami Police headquarters to speak about the gun violence that’s plaguing our community, particularly victimizing young people, and ways to address it.

“We talked at length about a variety of different things,” said City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.  “Increasing funding for technological devices, increasing funding and helping to identify children earlier through the 5,000 Role Model Program.  We talked about cameras outside schools.”

May 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and members of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on May 23, 2018, hosted a hearing on gun violence that featured a panel of students from Florida, Maryland and Illinois.

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