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Congresswoman Wilson Shares Her Near-Death Experience Prior to Roe v. Wade in new Op-ed and Launches Resource Page to Help Floridians Navigate their Reproductive Rights

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In light of the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade that passed Wednesday, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) shares her near-death experience prior to Roe v. Wade in a new Op-ed in the Hill. Click here to read the full op-ed.  Also, in light of Republicans' attempt to restrict abortion rights across the nation and in Florida, Congresswoman Wilson released…

Opinion: From pain to power: My journey and our collective call for reproductive justice

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As I reflect on the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade this past week and put pen to paper, the decades of pain within me resurfaces, raw and unyielding. For over 50 years, I kept my silent struggle hidden; no one knew the depths of my anguish. Yet, after hearing countless stories of resilience and witnessing the relentless attacks on reproductive freedom, I could no longer remain…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on Yet Another Continuing Resolution

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 Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement regarding the continuing resolution of the 2024 appropriations bills funding the federal government: “If kicking the can down the road is a sport, then conservatives are running out of room for trophies. Today's continuing resolution vote feels like another Deja vu of Democrats bailing out…

Following extreme heat, FL gets $106 million from feds to help families pay energy bills

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Noting record-breaking heat that spread across Florida and other parts of the country this summer, relief is coming for working Floridians and low-income families. Households will be getting financial help to pay their energy bills — both cooling bills in summer and heating costs this winter — according to an announcement this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service…

Congresswoman Wilson Announces $106 Million for Florida to Help Households with Home Energy Costs

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) announced that Florida was awarded $106 million in funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Administered through the Administration for Children and Families Office of Community Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help individuals and families with low…

Tackling health disparities in Black men and boys at the roots

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When Michael Stern was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago he was shocked. He’d had no idea a disease was attacking him from the inside. Multiple surgeries later, Stern, an Aventura, Florida Commissioner, began to realize how lack of access and information contributes to the health disparities among different ethnicities in the United States. Now, he advocates for others by raising…

‘We have to try to do what we can to give Black men and boys more time on this Earth’

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Gun violence, diabetes, colon cancer, hypertension, mental illness, and lack of access to healthcare. Those are some of the challenges Black men and boys face in the United States, according to U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson. The Democrat from Miami-Dade County, who is the chairwoman of the Caucus on the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, hosted a briefing Thursday…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the 57th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement for the 57th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut. “Today, we commemorate the anniversary of the groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, a pivotal moment that secured access to contraception and safeguarded our constitutional right to privacy. This historic…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on SCOTUS’ Ruling of Mifepristone Case

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Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to protect access to the abortion pill Mifepristone. “Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in preserving women’s access to the abortion medication Mifepristone. “For the last 20 years, Mifepristone has proved safe and…

Congresswoman Wilson Denounces House Passage of H.R. 734, the “Politics Over Participation Act”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) denounced House Passage of H.R. 734, the “Politics Over Participation Act” known as the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act.” As a Member of the Equality Caucus, Congresswoman Wilson supports the Caucus’ mission to promote equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity,…