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Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martinís Mother, Mulling Run for Office
The Afro ^ | Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO

Posted on 06/14/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Months after campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Trayvon Martin’s mother is considering running for office herself, Miami news sources reported.

“The only thing I can do is try,” Sybrina Fulton told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG. “And, I am not afraid to try.”

Fulton spent part of 2016 campaigning for Clinton. In an op-ed she penned for CNN, Fulton explained she endorsed the former first lady because Clinton emphasized the Black Lives Matter movement and backed gun control efforts.

George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watchman, killed Martin, Fulton’s 17-year-old son, five years ago in Sanford, Fla. A Florida jury later acquitted Zimmerman, who said he killed Martin because he felt threatened.

In Fulton’s view, more needs to be done to stop the shooting deaths of Black children. She was determined not to become a victim herself and to ensure her son did not become yet another statistic.

After Zimmerman killed Martin, Fulton became a leading voice for Black Lives Matter. She has also become a fierce advocate for the mothers of gun violence victims.

In Fulton’s new book, “Rest in Power,” she and Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, chronicled their journey from despair to activism, WPLG reported.

Fulton and the elder Martin also started a non-profit foundation dedicated to ending gun violence and supporting families through education and mentoring.

But in remarks earlier this month at a town hall meeting held at her alma mater, Miami Norland Senior High School, Fulton said she believes her actions still aren’t enough.

“I am considering running for office … I can do my best,” Fulton said, not specifying which office she may seek.

The meeting was organized by WPLG’s “My Future, My Choice” program, which attempts to raise awareness about ending the cycle of youth gun violence in Miami. Cast members from the Academy-Award winning moving “Moonlight” were also present, according to the news station.


TOPICS: Florida; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: banglist; blacklivesmatter; blacks; democrats; florida; hillary; trayvon; zimmerman
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I'd rather vote for Rachel Jeantel.
1 posted on 06/14/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just dont do a write in in cursive


2 posted on 06/14/2017 8:55:07 PM PDT by al baby (May the Forceps be with you Hi Mom Its a Joke friends)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should run. Just not for office.


3 posted on 06/14/2017 8:56:04 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, she knows where to pursue the bucks.


4 posted on 06/14/2017 8:56:18 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Ignorance is reparable, stupid is forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But the media, which said Trayvon was right to beat someone up for asking a question, would have to give her the same ‘respect’ LOL!

Would make for some ‘must watch’ interviews!
I guess any white or Hispanic interviewers would lay on the ground so she could beat them if she didn’t like a question.


5 posted on 06/14/2017 8:57:55 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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she can start by explaining why she was an absentee mother who’s own mother was forced to raise her son, why she wasn’t a part of her sons life until he was famous in death, and why her role as a parent ended as soon as the sex was over.

but stranger things have happened; just look at barbara lee and the chick in the cowboy hats.


6 posted on 06/14/2017 8:58:57 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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7 posted on 06/14/2017 9:00:20 PM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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“In Fulton’s view, more needs to be done to stop the shooting deaths of Black children.”

I agree——but it’s not white people doing the killing.

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8 posted on 06/14/2017 9:00:53 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her son didn’t even live with her from what I recall. She’s unfit for office.


9 posted on 06/14/2017 9:08:40 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d rather jump into a swimming pool full of brand new razor blades of various sizes than vote for either.


10 posted on 06/14/2017 9:08:57 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The woman can’t even speak in coherent sentences without being coached. Reminds me of Cynthia McKinney.


11 posted on 06/14/2017 9:14:48 PM PDT by Jaded (Pope Francis? Not really a fan... miss the last guy who recognized how Islam spread... the sword.ag)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I already thought she lived off public money.


12 posted on 06/14/2017 9:15:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Preeminently qualified!

Outstanding in her field!

Parent of the decade!


13 posted on 06/14/2017 9:19:22 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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Hey, what the hell. In NYC they honor a terrorist with a parade. Being a mom of a thug, running for office? I’m sure she will give it her full attention, like she did raising St. Travon.


14 posted on 06/14/2017 9:21:44 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Damn, the tag line disappeared again?)
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“who said he killed Martin because he felt threatened.”

I don’t always get my head bashed on the pavement, but when I do, I “feel threatened”.


15 posted on 06/14/2017 9:30:47 PM PDT by lacrew
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She lives in an alternate reality.


16 posted on 06/14/2017 9:33:03 PM PDT by Eagles6 (My weapons are lubricated by liberal tears.)
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Why don’t she go to Chicago and see if she can help those poor Black chillin and keep them from killing each other. I guess no one will pay her to do that, and wouldn’t want to do it out of the goodness of her heart. Always MONEY$$$$$$$ that is all those people think about.


17 posted on 06/14/2017 9:42:57 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did they name the district? Is the incumbent D or R?

If D, this could be worthy of popcorn.


18 posted on 06/14/2017 9:58:27 PM PDT by map
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I’m only surprised it’s taken her this long to consider politics. Did she say which office?
I suppose she wanted to wait and see if Michelle Obama was going to ‘run’ for anything right after leaving the White House. Time to call Al Sharpton on speed-dial.
I haven’t seen or heard from Rev. Al in sometime.


19 posted on 06/14/2017 10:02:55 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: map

Hopefully Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s.


20 posted on 06/14/2017 10:06:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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