The Associated Press reports that a new Amtrak station in Rochester, New York will be renamed after US Representative Louise Slaughter.  Representative Slaughter passed away on Friday, March 15th at a hospital in Washington after sustaining injuries from a fall.  US Representative Louise Slaughter was instrumental in securing funding for the new Amtrak station in Rochester and spent years fighting to get the funding to replace Rochester New York's aging Amtrak station.

Calling hours for Representative Louise Slaughter are being held today Wednesday, March 21st and tomorrow Thursday, March 22nd at a Rochester Funeral home.  Funeral services will be held this Friday, March 23rd at Rochester's Eastman Theatre.

In lieu of flowers, the Slaughter family requests the public consider a memorial contribution to The Louise & Bob Slaughter Foundation. The new foundation will support the causes and communities that were important to the late congresswoman and her husband. Donations can be mailed to The Louise & Bob Slaughter Foundation at 14 Manor Hill Drive, Fairport, NY 14450.

As one of the longest-serving female leaders of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Slaughter has long been a prominent voice for women and diversity.