Message From Ben Todd Jealous
NAACP President and CEO
Trayvon Prosecutor foregoes grand jury
Florida State Attorney, Angela Corey, made a surprising announcement. She decided to forego a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case. Her decision has put the responsibility of whether or not to prosecute George Zimmerman squarely on her shoulders and hers alone.
Thousands of NAACP members around the country have marched on behalf of Trayvon Martin and his family in the last few weeks. Thousands more have prayed and held vigils in his name. In light of today’s news, we’ve got to redouble our efforts. Please share the petition to Prosecutor Corey with your family and friends today: NAACP – Share Our Letter to Prosecutor Corey
From day one, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, have been pillars of courage. Even in their suffering, they have stood unwaveringly for justice. Their example has inspired a global movement for justice for Trayvon. Clearly, the Sanford police mishandled the investigation into Trayvon’s death from the beginning. But we now have an opportunity to ensure that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Our most important task is to act now to make sure Prosecutor Corey handles Trayvon’s case with an eye for justice.
Watch the video of highlights from our ‘Justice for Trayvon Rally’ held recently in Sanford, Florida. NAACP Organizes March, Rally for Trayvon Martin
Thank you for your support. Together, we will continue our fight for justice.