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Trayvon Martin's mother supports Hillary Clinton



The mother of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot by George Zimmerman, has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, crediting the Democrat for her stance on gun-control and criminal justice reform.

“With so many of our children's lives on the line or taken, we simply can't afford to elect a Republican who refuses even to acknowledge the problem of senseless gun violence. The rising generation of our young people need a president who will stand up to inaction from Republicans and indifference from the National Rifle Association,” Sybrina Fulton writes in a piece for CNN.

“I believe that person is Hillary Clinton. 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.”

[Last modified: Monday, January 11, 2016 12:07pm]


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