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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Statement on the Passing of Community and Civil Rights Activist Georgia Jones-Ayers

Miami, FL - Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), issued the following statement on the passing of community leader and civil rights activist, Mrs. Georgia Jones-Ayers:

"My heart is heavy today. A strong, passionate voice in our community has been silenced. The disenfranchised found a voice through Georgia Jones-Ayers. She dared to make a difference and didn't care who objected to or disagreed with her remarks.

She stood for justice and fought against injustice, especially for African-American males within the criminal justice system. She gained the respect of the judicial and legal community, from Reno to Rundle, Miami-Dade County's state attorneys.

Georgia Jones-Ayers leaves a legacy of unparalleled service and dedication to our community. Let us honor her by continuing to fight injustice everywhere.

I extend my deepest sympathies to the Ayers family," said Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson.


Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a third-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. Congresswoman Wilson also founded the Florida Ports Caucus, a bipartisan taskforce that coordinates federal action in support of Florida's harbors and waterways.