Library's room to be named after 102-year-old woman
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- Part of the North Miami Public Library will be named after the 102-year-old woman who made history when she waited for hours to cast her ballot at last year's general elections.
Desiline Victor's story drew national attention when President Barack Obama recounted her voting experience during the recent State of the Union address.
Victor immigrated to the United States in 1989 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She cast her first vote during the 2008 presidential election.
North Miami Mayor Andre D. Pierre joined State Senator Oscar Braynon and several voting rights activists last month to introduce legislation sponsored by Senator Braynon that would give everyone free and easy access to vote. The bill is referred to as "Desiline's Free and Fair Democracy Act."
At a North Miami City Council meeting, part of the Library's program room will be named as the "Desiline Victor Voting Wing." The motion passed 5 to 0. The entire program room will be dedicated in Victor's honor.
The dedication event will be held in April.
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