Mothers affected by gun violence endorse Clinton for president

Five mothers who lost children to gun violence and during encounters with police have banded together to throw their support behind Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.

The women who include Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton and Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr made the endorsement Tuesday at Rock Of Ages Church in Greenville. They said they were drawn to Secretary Clinton’s message of curtailing gun violence and police reform and believe she’s the best person to run the country.

“Secretary Clinton was the first to even mention Black Lives Matter and she was the first to reach out to us to even show she cared,” said Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother.

“She’s going to be my candidate,” said Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner. “I’m going to endorse her because she endorsed me first.”

The endorsement comes four days before the crucial South Carolina Democratic Primary. Clinton holds a double-digit lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
The mothers are scheduled to speak in six other South Carolina cities before the February 27 primary.

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