SUMTER, SC - FEBRUARY 22: Right, Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland, whose child was killed by gun violence, speaks during a Hillary Clinton for South Carolina 'Breaking Down Barriers' forumon February 22, 2016 at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, South Carolina. Five mothers whose sons were killed from gun violence and police incidents participated in forums in three cities across South Carolina to share their stories, ahead of the Democratic Presidential Primary this Saturday. The participants were Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton; and Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis.

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Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, is the latest to voice her support for Clinton.

Toni Akindele
Feb, 23, 2016

Mothers who have lost their sons to police officers are standing by Hillary Clinton in her pursuit of the presidency.

Among the five mothers who campaigned for Clinton Monday afternoon at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in South Carolina was Gwen Carr, whose son Eric Garner was killed when a New York City police officer put him in a chokehold in 2014.

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According to the New York Times, Carr addressed an audience of about 25, including her granddaughter, a Bernie supporter. “We know that all lives matter,” she stated, “but we have to make them understand that our life is just as important as anyone else’s life. Hillary Clinton understands this.”

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While Hillary Clinton was not at the event, Ms. Carr, along with the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland, will continue to speak at events for Clinton around the state today.