Trayvon Martin’s Parents Seeking Political Office


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.

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin

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

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