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For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2020
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Nikki Whiting

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County Commission approves Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo’s resolutions for Holocaust survivors


MIAMI-DADE – On January 22, 2020, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo’s resolutions urging Congress to pass legislation to enact the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act and the Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2019.

Today, there are approximately 80,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States. One-third of Holocaust survivors in the United States live at or below the poverty level and require support for medical care, rent subsidies, food, and other basic needs.

Holocaust survivors David Mermelstein and David Schaecter joined Commissioner Bovo in support.

“I thank my colleagues on the Board of County Commissioners for approving my resolutions urging Congress to pass the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act and the Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2019,” Commissioner Bovo said. “While we can never fully right the wrongs of the Holocaust, we must never stop pursuing justice whenever and wherever we can. I would also like to thank David Mermelstein and David Schaecter for sharing their stories and their support. Their strength and the strength of all survivors will always drive me to continue seek justice that is long overdue.”