The mothers of Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Jordan Davis, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Dontre Hamilton, Blair Holt, Trayvon Martin and Hadiya Pendleton took the stage this evening, at the Democratic National Convention to talk about their loss, and why Hillary Clinton is the right candidate to make sure that their children's deaths do not go in vain.
Bonded by tragedy, the mother's took the stage to share their person grief into a movement, as they told the large crowd that if Black lives matter to you, then support for Hillary is paramount.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin said, “A 30-minute meeting turned into two hours because she listened to us. Nobody else listened to us.”
"I am here with Hillary Clinton because she is a leader and a mother who will say our children's name," Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland said.
Following their time on stage, a video called "Constant Drumbeat" to honor those lost, and let those in the audience, and those watching at home that the fight is far from over, but with Hillary as president, the fight will continue.
Users on Twitter commented on the powerful moment.
The crowd just chanted "BLACK LIVES MATTER" as the mothers of the movement were introduced. #DemsInPhilly— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 27, 2016
I've been honored & humbled, to talk with many of these Mothers of the Movement. They cannot be bought or manipulated. I respect them.— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) July 27, 2016
The moment was a stark comparison to last week's Republican National Convention when chants of "blue lives matter" took place on multiple occasions.
The Mother's of the Movement reminded everyone once again why it is so important to vote for a candidate that will help ensure that no more mothers have to join them.
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