Trayvon Martin’s Mother, Sybrina Fulton, Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

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To the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, the topic of gun control is something the activist looks out for in deciding her vote. Hillary Clinton is just one of the presidential hopefuls who has expressed plans to target violence in the United States. However, with Clinton’s role as a mother adding to her political resume, Fulton trusts that this candidate will be the one to stop the wrongful deaths of American children and explains her support in a piece penned to CNN.

“We discussed how to prevent more moms from losing their sons to gun violence,” Fulton said of Clinton, “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.”

Maternal and paternal instincts are dominating the conversations on gun control in America and who will take over the White House. Just last week, President Barack Obama noted fatherhood as an inspiration for his position on mass violence, in a piece for the New York Times. His executive address also last week left Fulton “moved by the tears of not just our President but of a father who clearly understands [her] anguish.”

However, the activist doubts that all of the potential successors to Obama will have that same understanding, which is why she is now moved to endorse Clinton. “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.” Fulton fears that the progress done so far towards reform will be reversed if a Republican takes office, she writes.

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SOURCE: Vibe – Kathryn E. Jones