Sabrina Fulton Wiki
Sabrina Fulton, who is the mother of Trayvon Martin, is running for political office in Florida. Fulton, whose son was killed in a police shooting in 2012, will be running for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners in 2020.
“My time as a public servant began 30 years ago at Miami-Dade County. Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer,” Fulton said in an Instagram post over the weekend. “But the work is not done. I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the county commission.”
“I didn’t see myself as someone who would run,” Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, said, “but if not me, then who? If not now, then when?” https://t.co/U5oqiLHYF2
— NYT National News (@NYTNational) May 21, 2019
According to WSVN Miami, Fulton will be challenging Miami-Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III for District 1. The seat is currently held by Commissioner Barbara Jordan but will be vacated after 2020.
Trayvon Martin Foundation
After the death of her son, Ms. Fulton formed the Trayvon Martin Foundation along with Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, and brother, Jahvaris Fulton. Through the foundation, the family has pushed to reduce gun violence and has provided support to parents of young people, especially black men, who have been killed by the police or in other acts of gun violence.
Before her work with the foundation, Ms. Fulton worked in government for about two dozen years, according to her video
Mothers of the Movement Support Hillary
In 2016, Ms. Fulton endorsed Hillary Clinton in the presidential election and spoke at the Democratic National Convention as part of Mothers of the Movement, a group of African-American women whose children were killed by gun violence or the police. They include the mothers of Oscar Grant, an unarmed man fatally shot by a transit officer in an Oakland train station in 2009; Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by a New York police officer in 2014; and Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in a jail cell in Texas after a traffic stop in 2015.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, is running for office after her son’s tragic death in 2012 thrust her into a national movement pic.twitter.com/bTllQ4QnUw
— EveryBody vs Trump (@EVRYBODYvsTRUMP) May 21, 2019
Public Safety, Affordable Housing, Gun Violence and the Cost of Living are Fulton’s Key Issues
In her campaign launch video, Fulton highlights all four of these issues, as well as her experience within county government.
“I’ve worked my way up in county government for 24 years,” Fulton said. “For our future, we need new positive action on public safety and gun violence, on affordable housing and the cost of living.”
“Some only know me as Trayvon Martin’s mom. Hi, my name is Sybrina Fulton, and I’m running for Miami-Dade County Commissioner.”pic.twitter.com/rWO3pzbWo6
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 21, 2019
The video, which was posted to Sybrina Fulton’s Instagram page has amassed nearly 3,500 views as of early Monday afternoon.
She finished the video by acknowledging the spotlight her son has put on her.
“Until recently I didn’t see myself as someone who would run, but if not me then who? I not now then when? Some only know as Trayvon Martin’s mom. Hi, my name is Sybrina Fulton and I am running for Miami-Dade County Commissioner,” Fulton said at the end of the video.