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In Tampa, public officials call for common sense solutions to end gun violence epidemic

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After the bloody assault at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando nearly a year ago resulted in the deaths of 49 people, 13 members of the Florida Legislature — 12 Democrats and Miami GOP state Sen. Anitere Flores — were on the losing side of a request to hold a special session on gun regulations. Despite that attitude at the Capitol, Michelle Gajda, the leader of the state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, says Floridians have the power to end gun violence. “There…

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Trayvon Martin’s parents describe his impact in new book

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Trayvon Martin‘s parents say they hope that by telling their story in a new book, they can pay tribute to their son and help others. “Rest in Power” by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin was released Tuesday. The book’s narration alternates between Fulton and Martin describing their lives before Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman five years ago and the impact of his death. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of second-degree murder after fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin,…

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Hillary Clinton to speak in Fort Lauderdale at Trayvon Martin Foundation event

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker later this month in Fort Lauderdale during a conference organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation. The foundation said in a statement that Clinton will address the third annual Circle of Mothers conference, a three-day event that helps mothers who have “lost children or family members to senseless gun violence.” The event is scheduled for May 20 – 22 at the Embassy Suites, 1100 SE 17th Street. Circle of Mothers was…

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