Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is supporting Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. In an opinion piece on CNN.com, titled “Why I Support Hillary Clinton,” Fulton cited Clinton’s commitment to curbing gun violence and her engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement as the top reasons Clinton has earned her endorsement. Since the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012, Fulton has been an advocate for reforming our criminal justice system and is undoubtedly a major figure that represents the many mothers who have lost their children to gun violence.
“I know Clinton is tough enough to wage this fight. I’ve seen her do it for years. As first lady, she advocated for the Brady Bill and convened meetings on school violence. As a senator, she voted to extend the assault weapons ban and against an immunity law that protects irresponsible gun makers and dealers from liability.
In spending some time with her in person, I also found a mother and a grandmother who truly heard me, and understood the depth of my loss.
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