The parents of Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer back in 2012, are considering a political run that could end at the White House.
February will mark the five-year anniversary of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s shooting death while fighting with neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.
A jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder the following summer.
Their son’s shooting has been said to have helped inspire the Black Lives Matter movement, and his parents have spent the years since his shooting death working as anti-gun violence activists. They now want to become part of the process, instead of just telling everyone about it.
When speaking with USA Today’s Susan Page, Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, said the pair might consider campaigning for a local level position such as county commissioner or city council member.
Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, when asked where she saw this going, said, “It could go all the way to the White House.”
Fulton added, “There’s no limitations. I think once you embark on a journey, you don’t minimize your goals; you want to maximize your goals.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
TEAM DML blankets on sale now for Christmas (BUY NOW)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Trump Moves Up SCOTUS Announcement