New York, NY On Tuesday, April 10th the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is calling on people from across the country and the world to come together to stand in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin as they await special prosecutor Angela Corey’s decision on whether or not to charge George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
In partnership with JusticeTM.org, GlobalGrind.com, and MoveOn.org, the organizers have launched www.mhoodies.org, a community-organizing platform to help support activists throughout the globe. They have also called for an International Day of Internet Action for Justice (Tuesday, April 10th) for Trayvon Martin and all victims of structural violence and institutional discrimination, particularly racial discrimination.
“It is important to continue to bring attention to the case and inform the public of the need to pressure Florida authorities to make Zimmerman answer for his crime,” said organizer Amy Frame.
Activists throughout the world from New York City, to Atlanta, to Los Angeles, to London (over a dozen cities in all) have protested, marched and elevated their voices in an effort to demand justice for Martin’s death as well as call for the reform of laws, policies and practices that will combat structural violence and institutional racial discrimination.
On February 26th Trayvon Martin who was 17 years old at the time of his death, was shot and killed as he walked to his father’s fiancé’s home from a convenience store in Sanford, Florida.
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Trayvon Martin was only 17 years old when he was gunned down by the Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman. All Trayvon did was go to the store to get his brother some Skittles.
According to police, George Zimmerman admitted to the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin who was unarmed when he was shot and killed. All he had in his hands was some candy when he was followed and approached by Zimmerman - who ignored instructions from police not to confront the young man.
While I realize that this is a complicated case; it has been more than a month since the shooting, and I believe that Trayvon’s family deserves justice in a timely manner. I respectfully ask you, along with millions of other Americans, to charge George Zimmerman and allow the family their day in court.
Please uphold justice.