Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON'S STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INAUGURATION AND THE MLK HOLIDAY

Jan 21, 2013
Press Release

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.

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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.