CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON'S STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INAUGURATION AND THE MLK HOLIDAY
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement today as President Barack Obama prepared to take the oath of office on the Martin Luther King Holiday:
“Today is a momentous day for American democracy. As we commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - the man whose voice, vision, and leadership changed the course of American history – we gather to celebrate the inauguration of a modern-day champion for progress: President Barack Obama,” said Congresswoman Wilson.
Congresswoman Wilson added that, “As an activist in South Florida during the Civil Rights Movement, I cannot overstate the significance of Dr. King’s legacy. Likewise, I cannot fully express the pride and elation upon the re-election of our nation’s first African American president. It’s an honor to serve in the United States Congress at this extraordinary time.”
Congresswoman Wilson is available for comment.
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.