Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Statement on the Second Anniversary of Trayvon Martin Shooting

Feb 26, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin:

"Today, we honor Trayvon's memory and stand in solidarity with his family.   On the second anniversary of his death, we also think about ways to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. 

While sold to Florida legislators as a pragmatic fix to help victims of domestic violence to defend themselves, Stand Your Ground has incited violence and gross abuses of civil rights. I am working with the Florida legislature to reform, revise, or repeal the Stand Your Ground law. I am also working in Congress to design sensible incentives for states to take these dangerous statutes off the books."                                                                   


Congresswoman FredericaS. Wilsonis a second-termCongresswoman 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.  Along with Congressman Bill Posey, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Congresswoman Wilson serves as founding Co-Chair of the Florida Ports Caucus, a bipartisan taskforce that coordinates federal action in support of Florida’s harbors and waterways.