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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, alongside multiple Congressional Black Caucus Fathers, Celebrate Father’s Day and Uplift Black Fathers

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Ahead of Father’s Day, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Chair of the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, alongside multiple Congressional Black Caucus Fathers, is uplifting Black fathers through a series of initiatives to dispel the myth of the absent Black Father. Unfortunately, Black fathers are often stereotyped as absent and as deadbeat dads. These tropes not only dev...

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Statement Regarding Trump’s Criminal Trial Verdict

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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement regarding Trump’s Criminal Trial verdict. “Today, we saw our justice system at work! No one is above the law, including the four-time indicted, twice impeached, insurrection inciter and now convicted felon, former President Donald Trump. This unanimous, independent jury has charged President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 ch...

ICYMI: U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Introduce High School Voter Empowerment Act to Boost Youth Voter Registration with High Schoolers’ Support

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Tuesday, Congresswoman Wilson, alongside U.S. Senator Butler and many students, introduced the High School Voter Empowerment Act, which would boost civic engagement and increase voter registration among young people. This bill does that by adding public high schools as voter registration sites, increasing student voter participation and federal grant eligibility. A livestream of the press conferen...

Congressional Florida Democrats Joint Statement on Florida’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

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Today, Congressional Florida Democrats, Representatives Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-25), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Darren Soto (FL-09), Maxwell Frost (FL-10), and Jared Moskowitz (FL-23), released the following joint statement on Florida’s Six-Week Abortion Ban, which takes effect May 1: “Today and every day, the trut...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Hosts Hearing Style Briefing on the Mental Health and Suicide of Black Men and Boys with Top Mental Health Leaders

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On May 1st, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Chair of the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, hosted a briefing titled "Mayday: Suicide and the Mental Health of Black Men and Boys.” The briefing brought together esteemed panelists, including five CEOs leading the largest mental health organizations in the country, Shawn ...

Congresswoman Wilson Announces Community Project Funding Application Process

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Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) announced the process for applying for community project funding in her congressional district for fiscal year 2025. Every year, different entities in the community can apply for federal funding to fund a community project or activity in their respective congressional district. Entities can check their congressional district by visiting w...

Congresswoman Wilson Votes to support Israel, Humanitarian Aid to Gaza, Ukraine, and Taiwan

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Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement on her vote to support Israel, Humanitarian Aid to Gaza, Ukraine, and Taiwan. “For months, MAGA Republicans have delayed critical supplemental aid needed to support our allies. Extreme MAGA Republicans are out of excuses, and our allies are running out of time. But today, Democrats and I proudly stood ...

#BringBackOurGirls fought to keep global attention on Nigeria’s stolen Chibok girls. Ten years on it is still fighting

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#BringBackOurGirls fought to keep global attention on Nigeria’s stolen Chibok girls. Ten years on it is still fighting The Guardian, Helon Habila, April 17 It was a kidnapping that changed Nigeria’s image internationally. For many, the first inkling of what was going on in the country’s north-east was after April 2014, when 276 girls were snatched from a school in Chibok by the Islamist militia g...

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on Iran’s Attack on Israel

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Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement on Iran’s Attack on Israel: “Iran’s reckless attack on Israel is outrageous and must not stand. I’m prepared to work with President Biden to support Israel’s security.” “We must stand with Israel, our strongest ally and the only democracy in the Middle East and support its defense against adversaries w...

Congresswoman Wilson and Colleagues, ahead of the 10th Anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, Introduces Resolution Calling on the Department of State and the Department of Defense to rapidly implement a five-year regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram

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Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), ahead of the 10th anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls in Chibok, introduced a Resolution to recommit U.S. and Nigerian efforts to defeat Boko Haram. The resolution does the following: Calls on the Department of State and the Department of Defense to rapidly implement a five-year regional strategy to address the ...

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Demands a Fix for the Federal Financial Student Aid

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Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, demanded a solution from the Department of Education for students across America seeking financial aid. As the Ranking Member on the Committee on Higher Education, Congresswoman Wilson is highly aware of the negative impacts that the new, defunct FAFSA questionnaire is having on st...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Wilson Inducted into the Miami-Dade Women’s Hall of Fame

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Tuesday, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle were inducted into the Miami-Dade Women’s Hall of Fame. The Women’s Hall of Fame was established by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners in 2021 to honor and recognize women who have made significant contributions to the improvement o...

Three officials elected to Miami-Dade Women's Hall of Fame

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Three officials elected to Miami-Dade Women's Hall of Fame WLRN, April 4 The Miami-Dade Women’s Hall of Fame has inducted three elected officials. The induction during this week's county commission meeting honored Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the first woman to hold th...

Miami-Dade County Women's Hall of Fame welcomes 3 new members

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Miami-Dade County Women's Hall of Fame welcomes 3 new members CBS Miami, April 2 The second annual Miami-Dade County Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony welcomed three new members on Tuesday. The new inductees included Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, and former Congresswoman Illeana Ros-Lehtinen. The three leaders were honored for their service and i...

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the Florida Supreme Court’s Decision to Put Abortion on the Ballot

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement on the Florida Supreme Court’s Decision to put Abortion on the ballot: “Today, the Florida Supreme Court has made a pivotal ruling, granting the citizens of Florida the opportunity to vote on the legality of abortion, putting the power of choice back into our hands. Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade, we've witnessed a r...