(I cheered when I discovered this on twitter. Since the shooting Trayvon Martin was just so pointless.)
From the Press release:
The Price Of Candy
On Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin’s life was cut short when he was shot as he walked to a family member’s home from a convenience store where he had purchased some candy. The price of candy for this seventeen-year-old child was his life.
Stand Your Ground
Florida, along with twenty other states, has a “Stand Your Ground” law. This law allowed George Zimmerman to fatally shoot Trayvon simply because he claimed he feared for his life when he saw the candy-toting, hoody-wearing child. Now Trayvon’s family is left to pick up the pieces, but it’s not that easy. It’s time for us all to stand our ground and not allow anyone to hide behind laws like these. It’s time for George Zimmerman to answer to the justice system.
We come together as a community of readers and authors to support Trayvon’s family in their battle to ensure justice is served in this sad case. Participating authors will donate 17% of royalties made on purchases of their titles (eBook and print) April 1-7, 2012, to the Martin family.
Call To Action
Visit http://www.Authors4Trayvon.com for links to participating authors’ titles and purchase away April 1-7, 2012. If you’d rather make a monetary donation, information is available on the website. No donation is too small: $170, $17, $1.70, $.17 anything will help.
Share the link to the website using your social media connections, emails, word of mouth.
Authors, visit the website at http://www.Authors4Trayvon.com for instructions on how to participate.