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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson welcomed Taranique Thurston at her first medical appointment at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she will receive treatment for a potentially life-threatening brain cyst. Taranique, 16, faced a major challenge before she was able to travel to Miami from the Bahamas, due to her immigration status. She is considered stateless because her parents were not married and her mother, who is of Haitian descent, had not yet received Bahamian citizenship at the time of her birth. As a result, Bahamian law does not recognize Taranique as a citizen.
Washington, D.C. – House Democrats today introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization (VAWA) Act of 2018. The original legislation, first passed in 1994, will expire on September 30, 2018.
MIAMI, FL – In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is teaming up with Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS, and several health clinics throughout Miami-Dade County to promote free HIV testing on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
In the days after Hurricane Irma swept through South Florida last September, knocking out power across the region, 14 patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died from sweltering conditions. Twelve of those deaths were ruled homicides by the state.
On Thursday morning, one day before the official start of a new hurricane season, South Florida seniors spoke to local emergency management officials and lawmakers about how to better prepare.
MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and State Senator Eleanor Sobel will partner for a hurricane preparedness workshop on Thursday, May 31. Representatives from the Broward County School Board, Miami-Dade County Schools, Broward County government, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the American Red Cross, and other organizations will provide updates on emergency shelter preparedness.