Trayvon Martin’s senseless death at the hands of George Zimmerman in 2012, and Zimmerman’s acquittal, shocked the world. It also launched Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, into action.
Her grief was transformed into activism, and she’s spent the years since his death tirelessly campaigning for an end to gun violence.
She started the Trayvon Martin Foundation in 2012, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Benedict College in 2018 for her anti-violence work!
Now she’s taking it to the next level, by running for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission.
“I didn’t want to be the voice for Trayvon after he died, but I decided I have no choice,” Fulton declared. “Now I am called to act and called to serve.”
Fulton believes that as a member of the County Commission, she can have an even bigger impact. She is running primarily on a gun control platform, and also wants to increase access to mental health services, especially for survivors of violence.
She has worked for decades as an advocate for low-income renters, and also wants to continue those efforts.
We wish her the best and applaud this courageous, powerful step!