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Justice for Travyon Martin, A Million Hoodies March in NYC

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We are deeply saddened about this, it brings tears to our eyes. Travyon Martin ,an innocent African American teenager lost his life "The rules of justice in this nation have failed when an innocent teenage boy can be shot to death by a vigilante and no arrest is made for weeks. 
If we all come together, We can make CHANGE. Here is how you can help. 


On February 26,  Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old. 
Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son. 
Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.
When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.
It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.
Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.
Today in NYC Union Square 6pm - 9pm
Wear your hoodies!!




1 million hoodies, 1 million signatures on Change.org… Show the world we are all Trayvon.
1. WEAR YOUR HOODIE ON WEDNESDAY 3/21 and upload a pic to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies.
3. SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION – started by Trayvon’s parents. Currently at 780 ,000 signatures, we can move the needle to 1 million this week!
http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin
2. JOIN US IN NYC – Throw on your hoodies and come gather in Union Square to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin!
A black person in a hoodie isn’t automatically “suspicious”. Let’s put an end to racial profiling!
**WEDNESDAY, March 21st is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
MARCH ON UNION SQUARE!
“We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012
Not in NYC? Check-in to show your support or organize a march in your city!

CAN’T MARCH?  HERE’S OTHER STUFF YOU CAN DO
Send bags of Skittles to the Sanford Chief of Police, demanding that George Zimmerman be brought to justice.
Chief, Bill Lee.
Sanford Police Station.
815 West 13th Street.
Sanford, Fl 32771.
OR
Send your child to school in a hoodie and a bag of Skittles, help them get their friends involved in this important issue that affects them or their friends. make sure they all sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

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