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Honor Trayvon Martin: Build the Movement - Watch Video, Sign the Pledge

Society & Culture  (tags: Trayvon Martin, memorial, justice, racism, Stand your ground, Shoot first law, ALEC )

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Please share this video and honor Trayvon's memory by building a strong movement for justice.


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Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:45 am
One year ago, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin because he thought the young man looked suspicious. And one year later, what happened that night in Sanford, Florida still outrages us.

In a culture that inundates us with images of Black men as violent — not to be trusted, inherently criminal — we are continually reminded that something as simple as walking home from the corner store can draw unwanted attention that puts our very lives in danger. Black Americans face racial animosity every day, and far too often that animosity turns violent.

Today as we mourn, we must also acknowledge that if it weren't for the hundreds of thousands of you who spoke up to demand basic dignity and justice, Trayvon Martin's case would have been ignored — and George Zimmerman would have gone free. As our membership grows in number, so does our power to fight injustice. Please inspire others to join the fight by sharing this video with your friends and family.

The movement that came together to demand justice for Trayvon demonstrates the power of our collective voice. It's thanks to the pressure from more than 200,000 ColorOfChange members, the work of our allies and tireless advocacy of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin that George Zimmerman will answer in a court of law for killing Trayvon Martin.

ColorOfChange fights racial injustice and the danger it presents to our basic safety. We organize campaigns against racially-motivated police practices like the NYPD's Stop and Frisk. And we're working to stop the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which pushed the "Shoot First" laws Zimmerman is using to claim his actions were justified.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:07 pm
A great tragedy remember.

Pat B (356)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:48 pm
Signed in Trayvon's memory. Thank you, Angelika for this.

Mike S (86)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:14 pm
SS&N. Thank you Angelika.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:20 pm
It is our collective voices that will assure that Trayvon's death was not in vain. Our society is heading down a morally corrupt road and the bombardment of racial targeting is only making things worse. People need to start thinking for themselves instead of being led around by the nose. We need to employ the compassion, intellect and integrity that should be inherent in all of us. Signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Angelika

Joe R (190)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:27 pm
Thanks Angelika. Signed and noted.

Animae C (507)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:52 pm

jo M. (3)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:01 pm
Couldn't see the video, got some audio, not much information in it at all and mostly just a biased rap song. Hope people are not signing pledge based on that contortion. George Zimmerman was wrong to harass Trayvon Martin to the point things got out of control and Trayvon ended up dead, a real tragedy that could have been averted had Zimmerman waited for the police. Do not believe Zimmerman killed Trayvon simply because he seemed suspicious or that the whole thing would have been ignored.

Munro Tapper (80)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:27 pm
Signed and noted. Let us never forget.

Ben O (135)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:40 am
Absolutely signed!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:02 pm
I signed with the following message; We are all one humanity & all connected! As brothers/sisters created by God! It is the evils running the world that are the guilty ones creating fear amongst the population! And all the martial laws & militant police.
RIP Trayvon Martin. Thanks Angie!

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:27 pm
Noted and signed. I live not far from where Trayvon was shot and have been following this since day one. I can't believe that it's taken this long and he's not yet gotten justice. I don't know how a man who shot him dead can be charged with a suspicion of killing. I think the only way Trayvon will get justice is partly thankis to the fact that it was opened up to the nation and beyond. Otherwise, it may very well have been swept under the carpet in this still very backwards State of Florida.

Terry King (113)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:53 pm

Natalie V (28)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:56 pm
noted / signed

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:45 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Jude because you have done so within the last day. I agree with your assumption!

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:01 pm
Signed and noted. Shameful giving racists a license to kill the defenseless and innocent.

Christina M (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:15 pm
it's horrible that things like this continue to happen in this country or really anywhere.

Robert O (12)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:03 am
Definitely signed. Thanks Angelika!

Caroline S (78)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:40 am
Signed, thank you Angelika.

Süheyla C (234)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:58 am
Thank you Angelika

tiffany t (142)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:51 pm
signed and shared thank you

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:57 pm
Already signed. Noted. Thank you, Angelika.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:30 pm
Signed! My heart goes out to his parents.

Joy Wong (100)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:29 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 2:35 pm
Yeah, getting shot to death is no fun.

marie C (163)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 5:27 pm
Noted and signed thanks Angelika
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