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Hilary Clinton Speaks Out About Trayvon Martin Tragedy

On July 17, 2013, former Secretary of the State Hilary Clinton addressed Shirley Chisholm's sorority Delta Sigma Theta in at their 51st Annual Convention  in Washington D.C. Clinton spoke on her disappointment for the recent Supreme Court decision to end the Voting Rights Act and also made heartfelt mention about the recent verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder case. Here is an excerpt of her address:

“My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence. No mother, no father, should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America … Yesterday I know you heard from the attorney general about the next steps from the Justice Department and the need for a national dialogue. As we move forward as we must, I hope this sisterhood will continue to be a force for justice and understanding.”

For more on her speech visit here.

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