Twitter User Who Helped Stop Juror B37′s Book Deal Speaks To NewsOne

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After getting a Twitter movement going, Lauren, 29, created a Change.org campaign, “Sharlene Martin: Drop Juror B37 from Martin Literary Management,” which so far has 1,346 signatures. Martin’s e-mail was included in the petition; the agent reached out to Lauren an hour later via Change.org:

https://twitter.com/MoreAndAgain/status/356976419399680000

Some time later:

https://twitter.com/sharlenemartin/status/357001456714383360

Then, via @sharlenemartin, Juror B37 released a statement:

juror b37

“I was shocked because I didn’t think the response from other Tweeters would happen so quickly,” Lauren said. “I thought that even if we got 1,000 signatures that I would hear something like, ‘Sorry you feel this way but we’re stilling going ahead with this book.’ I really didn’t expect for this to happen like this so quickly.”

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She added, “I knew I was hurting and I needed this, but I didn’t realize how much everybody else was hurting too.”

The Bronx, N.Y.-bred sistah, who would only say she works in “higher education,” has picked up several thousand followers since last night, putting her Twitter follower count at 5,651 — and counting. Lauren says that she has always been vocal on Twitter regarding injustice issues, but stops short of calling herself an activist.

“Do I want to be an activist? I don’t know,” she said. “That’s not what I had planned for my life but this is definitely something that I am passionate about and something I feel like I can do to affect change.”

Lauren’s Twitter grind is a prime example of modern-day economic boycotting. Indeed, the ancestors would be very proud. Please go to her Twitter handle @MoreAndAgain and write, “Thank you.”

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5 thoughts on “Twitter User Who Helped Stop Juror B37′s Book Deal Speaks To NewsOne

  1. Thank you Lauren for preventing this confused arrogant bigot from making even one dime off the death of Trayvon of which she condoned.

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