Transcript for 'Mothers of the Movement' Speak Out Ahead of DNC Speech
Now to the widespread reaction to the senseless killings of african-americans and police officers, basketball legend Michael Jordan announcing he's donating $1 million to the naacp's legal defense fund and institute for community police relations. This comes as seven mothers who lost their children to violence prepare for a very important appearance here at the democratic convention tonight. I had a chance to sit down with them yesterday. My life changed dramatically on February 26th, 2012. Reporter: Mothers, each with their own stories of unspeakable loss. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of trayvon martin and the mother of Jordan Davis, the young man shot and killed in Jacksonville, Florida, for playing loud music in his car. My name is lezley Mcspadden. My son is Michael brown. He was killed on August 9th in Ferguson. I am Cleopatra, mother of the late hadiya Pendleton murdered January 29th, 2013 shot in the back. I'm ria Hamilton, my son what dontre Hamilton. He had 21 bullet holes in his body. I did not get any justice. I'm Geneva reed-veal, mother of Sandra bland. She ended up dead in a jail cell. I'm Gwen Carr, mother of Eric garner murdered two years ago last week in Staten island by a police officer who put him in a choke hold. I can't breathe. You've heard that from demonstrators across the country using that as their battle cry. Moms now standing united with the one person they believe can make a change. From your perspective, Mrs. Clinton, what can we do? Mothers of the movement joining forces to support Hillary Clinton's campaign. Seen here in this exclusive first look airing tonight at the convention. Well, I think you can continue to speak out but you will be more effective if you do somehow band together. I was taught you want to cause a reaction that's going to lead to action. Absolutely. And what is it that you want this message to be? We must bring awareness, we must tell the people that don't wait till tragedy knock on your door. That's right. Start doing something now in the communities. That's right. To help your neighborhood, help your communities. Our leaders need to be accountable. You believe secretary Clinton is going to be able to do that as president. With the reform bill that she has in place, it implements it but we're going to hold her accountable. That's right. For her actions. That's right. With these bills and law. She's the first presidential candidate that I'm aware of that has just said, this is a national crisis. It has to be dealt with. Our communities and our families will never be safe unless we deal with gun violence in this country. We're going to have much more of the conversation with them in our last half hour and what they are talking about is coming together and saying that they can't help -- you know, they've -- all they want is their children back and that's not going to happen so they want to see what they can do to make sure it doesn't happen to other families and also discussed, you know, people believe, George, you have to be on one side or the other. They address police are being targeted and clearly address that. And what they're seeing in their own communities and also saying, I told them I've been listening a lot to man in the mirror, Michael Jordan -- Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson's song about how when change starts with you and they were talking about accountability on all fronts with everyone involved. That should be so powerful to see them all up on that stage. It will be powerful. They'll be up on that stage tonight and this is not something that they want to do. They haven't been together like this. They have on the campaign trail and they said, George, when they start sharing their stories that they'll hear cries from the audience and it's other mothers who are feeling finally they're not alone and each of these mothers are doing work in their respective communities, yes, it's a national stage tonight. But they want to make I clear they are trying to help in their own communities so we'll talk about that. Catalyze some real action. That's what the hope is.
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