Since the verdict reading in the case of Martin Vs. Zimmerman there have been a number of citizen and celebrity efforts towards a more suitable verdict. In the case of what some are referring to as the “OJ Simpson trial of this generation”, the level of unrest with the state of Florida and our judicial system has bonded us all together around a very worth cause.
In keeping the momentum going, I AM READY founder Jason Lee has spearheaded this particular movement in memory of Trayvon Martin and in opposition of the Stand Your Ground laws which have been at the core of the controversy. The Unite One Million People For Change campaign is based at www.ForTrayvon.org and has an accompanying social media component with #ForTrayvon. The campaign will directly benefit The Trayvon Martin Foundation to assist in creating awareness of how violent crimes impact families of the victims and provide much-needed support for those families, in light of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Heralded for its innovation and endless pursuit of social justice, the I AM READY Foundation has garnered tremendous support and recognition from Congress, the Senate, and California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx has voiced his consistent support of the Trayvon Martin Foundation and family since Trayvon’s death. The foundation’s latest campaign stresses the message of peace and justice in light of the verdict of the State of Florida v. George Zimmerman trial.
The Trayvon Martin “I AM PEACE” T-shirt is available for sale on www.FORTRAYVON.org, with proceeds supporting the Trayvon Martin and I AM READY foundations. Celebrities Meagan Good, Kym Whitley, Dawn Richard, Chris Brown, Mehcad Brooks and more have taken a stand by wearing the shirt.
Youth across the country will be encouraged to become Campaign Ambassadors by promoting the campaign via their social networks and empowering others with its message of peace, equality, and active community stewardship. To equip youth with entrepreneurship, Ambassadors will be given the opportunity to participate in the Network of Untapped Entrepreneurs (NUE). NUE will offer Youth Ambassadors opportunities to learn about, make and manage money through social online and mobile entrepreneurship. To participate in the campaign or become a Youth Ambassador, please visit www.FORTRAYVON.org.
“I launched my foundation to create programs that would address the issues that seemed to constantly plague my community. After my brother’s murder, ending senseless violence was at the top of the list. As a witness of his murder and a victim of gun violence myself, I understand implicitly the pain that is felt daily by families and communities like Trayvon Martin’s,” says Lee, I AM READY’s founder and campaign visionary.
We at Live Civil are in full support of Jason, the I AM READY Foundation, and the Unite One Million People For Change campaign. In a society where things are so easily forgotten, and causes are so quickly abandoned, let’s all do our part to ensure that this particular circumstance isn’t one that we let grow cold. Show your support by joining those that have already become a movement and “be the change we want to see”!
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