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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, 14 July 2013

Statement by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director of MomsRising.org, on justice for Trayvon Martin and last night’s Court ruling:

“As mothers, we stand with Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mom, and with all the moms who've lost their children to gun violence. We stand for advancing gun safety policies and for eliminating dangerous gun laws, like the "stand your ground" law in Florida that contributed to Trayvon Martin's untimely death at age seventeen.

MomsRising has long stood for gun violence prevention as well as for fair treatment and equality for all families in our country. We support the NAACP's request for the Department of Justice to file civil charges against George Zimmerman. Too many of us could be Trayvon Martin's mom--and one child killed is too many. It's time to move gun safety and anti-racial profiling policies and laws forward, as well as to work for a criminal justice system where everyone is treated fairly.”

For interviews with MomsRising, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com

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MomsRising.org is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all families in the United States. MomsRising is working for paid family leave, flexible work options, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination which penalizes so many others. MomsRising also advocates for health care for all, toxic-free environments, and breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start. Established in 2006, MomsRising and its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s families. Forbes.com named MomsRising’s web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the past three years in a row.


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