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Trayvon Martin's mom says Clinton can aid cause

7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago July 26, 2016 Jul 26, 2016 Tuesday, July 26 2016 July 26, 2016 8:02 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

PHILADELPHIA - Trayvon Martin's mother is telling Democrats that she supports Hillary Clinton because the presidential nominee "is a mother who can assure our movement will succeed."

Sybrina Fulton spoke Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, along with a group of women who had lost their children to gun violence or after contact with police.

They call themselves the Mothers of the Movement.

Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012 at the age of 17. The gunman was later acquitted of second-degree murder.

Martin's mother says at the convention that Clinton "has the compassion and understanding to support grieving mothers. She has the courage to lead the fight for common sense gun legislation."

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