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.
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.”
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.