7.19.2013

Al Sharpton on Obama's race comments and #Trayvon marches in 100 cities 7/20



STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON REGARDING THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH ON RACE IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT

July 19, 2013
 
NEW YORK--“I think the President’s remarks were significant and much needed, and as we prepare to coordinate vigils in one hundred cities tomorrow with the parents of Trayvon Martin, I think he has set a tone for both direct action and needed dialogue. We intend to raise the issue of the Stand Your Ground laws that he discussed today that must be revoked in Florida and across the country and we will have a three day conference in Miami starting Tuesday. We welcome the Department of Justice having a serious investigation into what happened in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. Tomorrow in an unprecedented one-hundred city movement that we organized in less than six days shows the outrage of our community. The mother of Trayvon Martin will join me in New York and the father will be in Florida.”

-- Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network









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