Famed civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump has come out in support of Hillary Clinton.
Crump, who represented the families of both Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, is scheduled to campaign for Clinton in South Carolina shortly before this month’s primaries.
“Crump will talk to South Carolina voters about what’s at stake in this election and Hillary Clinton’s strong record of fighting for families,” a Clinton aide told BuzzFeed. “He will highlight how Clinton is the only one who will stand up to the gun lobby, has a plan to reform our criminal justice system and understands the issues that keep families up at night.”
“The rising generation of our young people need a president who will stand up to inaction from Republicans and indifference from the National Rifle Association,” Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, wrote last month in an op-ed for CNN. “I believe that person is Hillary Clinton.”
Crump, along with other leaders in the Black community, are scheduled to gather in New York City next week to discuss mass incarceration, unemployment, voting rights and poverty within the Black community.