Hillary Clinton just received a glowing endorsement from the mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
In an op-ed for CNN, Sybrina Fulton pledged her allegiance to the democratic frontrunner and praised Clinton’s gun control policies.
“With so many of our children’s lives on the line or taken, we simply can’t afford to elect a Republican who refuses even to acknowledge the problem of senseless gun violence,” Fulton wrote, noting out that gun violence claims 33,000 lives annually.
“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. I believe that person is Hillary Clinton.”
Fulton lauded President Obama’s recent steps to address the gun epidemic, and she said that she believes Clinton can carry on—and further—that legacy.
She went on to detail a recent meeting with Clinton, in which she said that Clinton truly listened to her.
“In spending some time with her in person, I also found a mother and a grandmother who truly heard me and understood the depth of my loss,” Fulton wrote, urging mothers to vote this election season. “She knew all the statistics, but like so many, I’ve long since grown number to the numbers. So instead, we talked about Trayvon and other families who have lost a loved one to gun violence. We talked about all of the wishes and hopes we had for their lives. And knowing we can never get them back, we discussed how to prevent more moms from losing their sons to gun violence.”
What do you think of Fulton’s endorsement?