PHILADELPHIA -- Day two of the Democratic National Convention included two mothers from the Chicago area.
The mothers of Sandra Bland and Hadiya Pendleton were on stage with a group called, “Mothers of the Movement.”
They are all mothers who lost their children to gun violence or police actions.
The group is now endorsing Hillary Clinton for President because they believe she can bring the new gun laws and police reform they are pushing for.
"Hillary is one mother who can ensure our movement will succeed,” said Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman near Orlando. Zimmerman was acquitted of murder.
“Hillary Clinton has the compassion and understanding to comfort a grieving mother. She has the courage to lead the fight for common-sense gun legislation. And she has a plan to repair the divide that so often exists between law enforcement and the communities they serve. This isn't about being politically correct. It's about saving our children,” said Fulton.
"Hillary Clinton isn't afraid to say black lives matter,” said Lucia McBath, whose 17 year old son Jordan was killed in a shooting. “She isn't afraid to sit at a table with grieving mothers and bear the full force of our anguish. She doesn't build walls around her heart. Not only did she listen to our problems, she invited us to become a part of the solution."
"She knows that when a young black life is cut short, it's not just a loss. It's a personal loss. It's a national loss. It's a loss that diminishes all of us,” said Geneva Reed-Veal. Her daughter, Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas in 2015. Her death was ruled a suicide. “What a blessing tonight to be standing here so that Sandy can still speak through her mama."
The mothers’ presentation included a three minute video that chronicled when Hillary Clinton met with them in November. Clinton recommended that they start traveling together in order to get their message widespread.