The website – ChangeForTrayvon.com – asks for contributions to help give Martin’s family a voice in the political process.
Parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton wrote on the website, “Stand your ground is a solution in search of a problem, and it’s a terrible solution, with tragic results; like the death of our son. These laws need to be revised to require prosecutorial or judicial review.”
Change for Trayvon is a secondary movement from the parents’ nonprofit, Justice for Trayvon Martin, which aims to increase public awareness about profiling and assist surviving families of crime victims. Because nonprofits are barred from participating in the political process, Change for Trayvon will allow the parents the correct avenue to do so.
According to the website, funds raised through Change for Trayvon will be distributed to candidates, elected officials and efforts that support the mission of the group. The website states no member of the Martin family or their attorneys will benefit personally from the funds raised.
The unveiling of the website comes at the same time Martin’s shooter, Zimmerman, is asking to see records of Martin’s including school and social media account information.
Additionally, Zimmerman’s defense team filed a motion this week asking for better management of evidence and claiming state attorneys have not turned over all of the evidence they’ve requested.
Attorney Mark O’Mara wrote in his motion, “Upon reviewing the discovery provided it became apparent that the state had failed to include information it had or should have had, or provided the information in a form that was useless for review by experts or investigators.”
Despite numerous verbal and written requests, O’Mara wrote, the state has “ignored or denied without explanation” to provide certain evidence.
In the motion O’Mara cites several examples including expert analysis of Martin’s cell phone records, incomplete witness accounts and drawings, and photos, notes, and data compilations from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
O’Mara is requesting a senior judge manage and implement a discovery plan to avoid further issues.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19.
Zimmerman is facing second-degree murder charges for shooting and killing 17-year-old Martin on Feb. 26 in The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood. If convicted, he faces life in prison.