By: Elizabeth Nickerson
July 20th, 2013
Tallahassee, FL-- "Hope little by little you stand your own ground with faith in God," said Bill Proctor, a Tallahassee City Commissioner in front of the United States Court House.
A national outcry almost a week after the Zimmerman verdict brought Tallahassee residents together holding hands in front of the United States Courthouse. Reverend Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, called it Trayvon Martin's Vigil.
100 cities across the country stood in front of Federal buildings to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
One woman stood with a statement taped on her stomach that read, "I don't want to be the next Trayvon Martin."
"I am doing this whole thing for my son, the future kids now because I hope that my son and the future kids don't have to go through this," said Latina Lee, a Tallahassee resident making a statement.
"it doesn't matter If your black or white we must always love one another and we should not have the right to take any ones life because we did not give them life," said Ceseann Carroll, a Tallahassee Resident.
The organization spoke about the importance of casting your vote.
"The pen is mightier than the sword," said Rev. Don Tolliver, from the National Action Network.
"Their needs to be a look at gun laws. We now have fostered a country of vigilantes that run around shooting because somebody looked at them the wrong way," said Rev. Reginald Edwards, from the National Action Network.
The National Action Network will commemorate the 50TH anniversary of the Dream March in Washington on August 24TH.
Tallahassee NAN Press Release
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network (NAN), announced that NAN is organizing "Justice for Trayvon" vigils in 100 cities across the country on Saturday, July 20th to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Rev. Tolliver will lead the Tallahassee/ NAN (National Action Network) Prayer Vigil this Saturday at the US Courthouse at 111 Adams Street at noon.
The vigil, will be held at noon Saturday, July 20th. The event is open to the public. For additional details, please visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net
Hundreds of national preachers, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN will hold prayer vigils and rallies in front of federal buildings calling on the Justice Department to investigate the civil rights violations made against Trayvon Martin. Over two-hundred ministers participated in a conference call on Sunday evening and are pushing congregants to register in various cities at www.nationalactionnetwork.net
Rev. Sharpton also discussed the renewed mobilization for the Saturday, August 24th National Action to Reclaim the Dream March on Washington that he and Martin Luther King, King, III, are leading.
NAN is escalating the call for the Department of Justice to investigate whether George Zimmerman committed civil rights violations against Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.