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MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami.

The Miami Herald reports Sybrina Fulton will be entering the race to join the 13-member board of Miami-Dade County commissioners.

Fulton said in a Saturday statement that she would continue working to end gun violence. She will challenge Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert for the seat that is up for grabs in 2020 because of term limits.

Trayvon’s parents head a foundation and have been recognized for their work on gun reform and social justice.

Trayvon was unarmed when shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was later acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. His death sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

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5 thoughts on “Trayvon Martin’s Mom Announces Run For Office In Miami

  1. Passing Through!! on said:

    Good for Sybrina I hope she wins just like Lucy McBath ran for Congress and won a seat after her son Jordan Davis was murdered by racist devil, animal for playing his music too loud. Whether she wins or not I’m proud of her for at least trying and not sitting on the sidelines.

  2. Ted Gravely on said:

    It’s a shame that mom lost her son. That racist left his vehicle, attacked, murdered that young boy and got away with it. Devils and coons still think it was justified. That’s why today another white man in Auburn Al killed a blue racist. That’s justified.

    • Butter Pecan on said:

      If she had made a difference in her sons life, we would be talking about this now. Black womwn are the worst stewards of life

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