Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton is running for political office in Florida
- Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, will be running for political office in Florida.
- Fulton will formally announce on Monday that she is vying for a seat for the Miami-Dade County commissioners, according to CNN.
- She will focus her campaign on issues including economic development, affordable housing, and gun violence.
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Seven years after her sons death, the mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old boy who was gunned down by a neighborhood watchman in Florida, is running for office to help make her community safer.
Sybrina Fulton took to Instagram over the weekend to announce her campaign for the District 1 seat of the Miami-Dade County commissioners."Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer," Fulton wrote. "But the work is not done. I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the county commission."
Martin's death - and later the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who shot him - sparked national outrage, with Black Lives Matter emerging as a social justice movement focused on race and policing in the US. In the wake of Trayvon's death, his mother co-founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation to honor his life and bring awareness to gun violence.
Fulton's campaign manager, Willis Howard, told CNN that she will make a formal announcement on Monday. She will focus her campaign on issues including economic development, affordable housing, and gun violence.