Statement by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director of MomsRising.org, on justice for Trayvon Martin and last night’s Court ruling
July 14, 2013
Moms Stand With Sybrina Fulton And With All Moms Who've Lost Children to Gun Violence
“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.”
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