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Congresswoman Wilson Celebrates National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-17) today issued the following statement in observance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, celebrated during the month of June:

“National Caribbean-American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich history and culture of Caribbean-Americans not only in South Florida, but throughout our entire country. This month, we honor the lasting contributions of the Caribbean community and recognize its achievements in all sectors of civic life, from business to education to public service. It is this hard work and sense of purpose that enriches our nation each and every day.

“As a Bahamian American, I understand first-hand both the opportunities and challenges that the Caribbean Diaspora faces. This is why we must recommit ourselves to addressing the needs of immigrant communities, particularly in South Florida. We must also work to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Caribbean nations to promote trade, economic development, the rule of law, and access to quality health care.


“This month and every month, let us recognize the diverse contributions of the Caribbean-American community and honor its achievements in both word and deed.”

Later this month, Congresswoman Wilson will be honored in a ceremony in Nassau, The Bahamas as the first Bahamian American elected to the United States Congress.

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