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Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, John Lewis among speakers for Rep. Slaughter’s funeral

Mar 21, 2018

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The speaker list for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s funeral has been announced, and contains some well-known politicians who will travel to Rochester to reflect on Slaughter’s legacy.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, along with Congressman John Lewis, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will join a contingent of Slaughter’s family and friends who will speak at Friday’s service at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

“The Slaughter family and the congresswoman’s staff deeply appreciate the incredible outpouring of support from people in the community and across the nation during this difficult time,” Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff to Congresswoman Slaughter said in a statement. “It is a source of comfort knowing how many people admired Louise and were impacted by her life’s work.”

Calling hours are on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral and Creamation Services, 3325 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623.

Slaughter’s funeral service begins Friday at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. Parking for the public will be free in the East End Garage, and the public should enter the theatre at East Main Street.

Scheduled traffic closures will be similar to those for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival:

  • Swan Street and Gibbs Street will be closed starting late Thursday evening.
  • East Main Street will be closed between Chestnut Street and Scio Street by 7 a.m Friday.