Zimmerman – NCLR & Latinos Speak Out

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Nationwide, Latino groups and leaders, including civil rights group National Council of la Raza (NCLR), have taken to the streets and the halls of power to rally alongside the African American community against the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

NCLR announced yesterday that it had joined the NAACP, National Urban League (NUL), National Action Network (NAN) and other civil rights organizations in asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to meet and discuss possible next steps to be taken by the U.S. Department of Justice following the verdict in the Zimmerman trial.

“While we respect the legal process and the jury’s decision, we are deeply disappointed and saddened by this verdict," said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.

"However, we believe that it is still possible to achieve some measure of justice for Trayvon Martin and his family, so we are joining with our brothers and sisters in the Black community in calling on the Department of Justice to weigh in more forcefully on the matter."

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