Dear friends and supporters:
After my brother's murder, ending senseless violence was at the top of my priority list. That's why I started the I AM READY Foundation. As a witness of his murder and a victim of gun violence myself, I understand implicitly the pain that is felt daily by families like Trayvon Martin's.
It is for that reason that I created a new campaign, One Million People United For Change; an effort to positively impact our community’s youth, and to educate people about gun violence and the dangers inherent in the “Stand Your Ground” laws on the books in more than 20 states.
We have already garnered the support of celebrities passionate about change, including Jamie Foxx, Meagan Good, Chris Brown, Ledisi, Tank, Omari Hardwick, Dawn Richard, and so many more. And many of you have already stood with us on social media via the #forTrayvon hashtag.
To build on that momentum, we are launching a nationwide effort to raise awareness about how each person can begin to make a difference, community by community and state by state, to fight back against gun violence and the laws that fail to deter it.
When you visit www.fortrayvon.org and join the campaign, we'll keep you up to date on the activism of One Million People United For Change and what you can do to stay involved.
And when you purchase a campaign t-shirt, all proceeds will directly benefit Change For Trayvon, The Trayvon Martin Foundation, and the I AM READY Foundation, as we each work to build community programs for our youth across the nation, and as we promote broad civic engagement on the issue of gun violence.
"We are grateful to One Million People United For Change for their support of our efforts to build a legacy of peace, justice and tolerance in the name of our beloved son, Trayvon. Together, we can make our children safer." -- Sybrina and Tracy Fulton
It's up to each of us to make change, from the ground up. Let the movement begin with you!