A video screened onstage Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention showed Hillary Clinton privately meeting in November 2015 with the Mothers of the Movement, a group of black women whose children’s deaths shone a spotlight on police and gun violence and sparked protests across the U.S.
The video showed Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucia McBath, Gwen Carr, Cleopatra Pendelton, Maria Hamilton, Lezley McSpadden and Wanda Johnson meeting with Clinton.
At one point in the video, one of the mothers asked Clinton what the group could do to prevent the kind of violence that claimed their children’s lives.
“Well I think, you can continue to speak out but you will be more effective if you do somehow band together so that it’s a constant drumbeat. As to say, ‘Look, we are citizens, we are mothers, we lost children,” Clinton responded. “This is not only wrong it is unacceptable here are the things that need to happen to try and prevent this from ever happening again.”
Watch the video below:
“Let’s build. Let’s unite.” —Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamiltonhttps://t.co/joZyEZu11Y
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