For Immediate Release
Phone: (202) 463-2940
NAACP to Host March & Rally for Trayvon Martin Mar. 31
Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, remains free more than a month after shooting the unarmed teen.
WASHINGTON - It has been more than a month since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
In the weeks since this tragedy, evidence of racial bias, investigative mishaps, and the true nature of the circumstances surrounding Trayvon's killing have shaken us to the core. The routine mishandling of similar cases by local police, prosecutors and judges has eroded the Sanford community's trust in the justice system's ability and willingness to do what is right and just.
However, nothing shakes us more than the knowledge that Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, remains free. Trayvon’s senseless killing and the city’s failure to bring his killer to justice exemplifies patterns of racial profiling and the devaluation of black men by law enforcement.
Join the NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock, NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, the Florida NAACP State Conference and thousands of supporters this Saturday in Sanford for a march and rally as we call for justice for Trayvon, and the arrest of Zimmerman.
When: Saturday, March 31
Line-up for march begins at 8 AM
Rally from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: March start point: Crooms Academy
2200 W. 13th Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Rally start point: Sanford Police Department
815 W. 13th StreetSanford, FL 32771
Sanford is not the only place where these issues are happening. Together, we can ensure that all of our sons and daughters wake up and feel safe in our communities.
If you can, please join us for Saturday's march and rally for justice for Trayvon, and the arrest of George Zimmerman.
Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.