The ‘Mothers of the Movement,’ women dedicated to social justice in the wake of police brutality, were on hand to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in her quest for the Presidency over the weekend in North Carolina.
Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner), Lucia McBath (mother of Jordan Davis), Maria Hamilton (mother of Dontré Hamilton) and Geneva Reed-Veal (mother of Sandra Bland) voiced their support for Mrs. Clinton at Union Baptist Church in Durham. According to NBC News, Clinton said that the women, whose children were killed by police brutality or gun violence, were some of the most “remarkable” women she’s ever met.
“Their hearts were broken, as any mother’s heart would be, but [they have] the fierce sense of urgency to try do what they can to help us meet the challenges we face in our country,” she continued.
Fulton spoke and acknowledged the importance of voting, especially in an election as crucial as this one.
“You guys have early election here, there is no excuse,” she said. “No excuse for you not to vote and for you not to take a family member or a friend. It’s important. Your life depends on it. Trust me, your life depends on it.”
“You have no business staying home in this election,” said Reed-Veal. “If you decide to stay home, shut your mouth. Do not complain about anything that’s going on, do not talk about your neighborhood, do not talk about your neighbor, do not talk about what’s not going on.”
Previously, the Mothers of the Movement appeared at the Democratic National Convention, where they discussed their children, the Black Lives Matter movement and gun legislation.
.@SybrinaFulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother: “There is no excuse for you not to vote…your life depends on it.” https://t.co/3pKW0ZO1xE
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