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"Mothers of the Movement" join Hillary Clinton

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Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, shared how gun violence took her son's life. Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, shared how gun violence took her son's life.
Hillary Clinton introduced the "Mothers of the Movement." Hillary Clinton introduced the "Mothers of the Movement."

By Courtney Thornley

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wasn't the center of attention at her "Breaking Down Barriers Forum" at the Central Baptist Church Wednesday.

She was there to support a group that calls themselves the "Mothers of the Movement."

Sybrina Fulton, Lucia McBath, Maria Hamilton, Gwen Carr and Geneva Reed-Veal joined Clinton on stage to share their personal stories the deaths of their sons. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and NASA Commander Mark Kelly were also there.

Sybrina Fulton is the mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012 in Sanford, Florida.

"Nobody listened to us. Nobody said black lives matter until this brave and powerful woman stood up for us," Fulton said.

Lucia McBath is the mother of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Davis was shot and killed by Michael Dunn in 2012.

She talked to the crowd on why the current gun laws need to be reformed. McBath said she thinks Clinton is the right candidate to do the job.

"I have no doubt that she will do everything in her power to make sure that she is keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals and the mentally ill. And definitely making sure that she is putting into place common sense measures in our existing gun laws," McBath said.

All of the women on stage confirmed that they will be voting for Clinton in the upcoming election.

Supporters in the crowd, like Mary Sobah, enjoyed hearing the different stories.

"Amazing, absolutely amazing, so brave, so selfless. Young people, middle age people, vote vote vote," Sobah said.

Others couldn't find the right words.

"I'm speechless," church attendee Teffany Jackson said.

These women will continue to share their stories in several appearances around the country.

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