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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 26: Rally attendees hold signs at the entrance of West Los Angeles Church in Christ during a rally to mark the two-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death on April 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The rally by civil rights groups expected to draw prominent civil rights leaders and celebrities to address racial profiling.(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“When my son got shot down, I stood up, and I’m still standing.

Promising to foster a better relationship between law enforcement personnel and the public, the mother of Trayvon Martin has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

Making the announcement on Monday, Sybrina Fulton told supporters, “When my son got shot down, I stood up, and I’m still standing. We gotta know what law enforcement jobs are, and residents need to know their rights.” Fulton will be taking on Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert for the position, which Commissioner Barbara Jordan will vacate in 2020 due to term limits.

Fulton became an activist after her son, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012. Martin’s death, and Zimmerman’s subsequent acquittal, sparked national outrage and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.