I have been hired to represent the family.The family appreciates the outpouring of prayer, love and support and is especially thankful for the good samaritan that helped apprehend the man that murdered their son.
Jordan continues to build national attention. His parents are committed to fighting for their son and the safety of others to help prevent another tragedy like this from happening. Jordan’s last school photo was displayed on a Jumbo-tron in NYC, as the cover of Jet Magazine.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Jordan’s Upcoming Events:
Criminal Trial begins, September 23, Jacksonville, FL.
WALK WITH JORDAN: Jordan’s Legacy Journey
April 26 - J-City will performed his song written for Jordan Davis at Museum Bar. Lucy McBath was in attendanced.
April 19- Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Honoring Jordan and Treyvon. The award is a Post Humorus award given by Pastor RL Gundy.
April 17- John Phillips, Lucy and Ron interviewed with Raising America – Headline News at CNN. Lucy, also had a radio interview with Lisa Jackson. Interview will be shared with Hip Hop Weekly, BET.
April 15th, Lucy attended a meeting with State Senator Chambliss office. She accompanied Atlanta’s delegation of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” They encouraged votes for national background checks.
In March, Lucy and John, traveled to New York for the Black Male Re-Imagined Conference. You can watch video from the conference at http://f4a.tv/YezCjj. The creators of this event recently launched a website www.perception.org – a multi-media, multi-platform campaign driving a national conversation about the experiences and challenges black men and boys are facing due to negative perceptions.
February 26th, CBS Evening News interviewed Ron. You can watch the interview by clicking here.
After reading Jordan’s story and being inspired to help, Georgia’s Senator Vincent Fort introduced a bill to change gun law, SB 147. Lucy plans to offer support. On February 26th, Georgia Public Broadcasting interviewed Lucia and followed Lucy and the Senator to a rally that supported all “gun safety” legislation, including SB 147. Watch the interview by clicking here.
The week of February 18th, Rolling Stone Magazine was in Jacksonville interviewing the family, attorney and Jordan’s friends, who were in the car that unfortunate day.
A Jordan Davis Memorial Fund is set-up to help and support the movement and butterfly effect of kindness. Donations can be sent to PO Box 23833, Jacksonville, FL 32241-3833.
February 16th, we celebrated the Mayoral Proclaimed Jordan Russel Davis Day at the Jacksonville Landing. Political Leaders spoke and a variety of talented artist entertained. We thank you all for celebrating with us. We handed out 500 “Walk with Jordan” bracelets in 2 hours – if you want one, simply send a self addressed envelope with postage on it.
February 10th, Ron, his wife, John and TC met with the Travon family at his birthday celebration. Sharing in each others grief but also hoping to work together for a better future. Celebrities in attendance, were Jamie Fox and Cedric the Entertainer.
January 30th, Ron, Lucy and the Mayor announce plans for Jordan Davis’ Day – February 16th, what would have been Jordan’s 18th Birthday.
January 23rd, Lucy flew to Washington DC to meet with members of Congress and again they welcomed her with open arms, even ushering her into another hearing on gun violence. On the same day, Ron and John debated gun control with a member of Florida Carry. The debate aired Sunday, January 27th, click here to watch the gun control debate.
January 16th, Ron and Lucia visited Washington DC to meet with Senate and Congress staffers to discuss Jordan’s story. The family, was invited by Pelosi to attend the Congressional Hearing on Gun Violence Prevention.
Soledad O’Brien’s Starting Point Interview 12/14/2012
Lawrence O’Donnell Last Word Interview 12/14/2012
Declare ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws illegal in accordance with Federal law. Require states amend laws to match Federal law.
To date, 21 states have adopted laws allowing citizens to protect themselves by use of force outside their homes. This goes against the Federal law which only allows for deadly force if the perpetrator is within the confines of ones home.
There is a flaw in the state laws, which does not address the programmed psychological judgement of the arms bearer. It gives too much authority and right to untrained citizens who may live in fear on a daily basis, the right to make an assumed judgement on individuals deemed a threat to them. It allows the use of deadly force with a weapon against unarmed citizens.
The law is unconstitutional and should be addressed to protect unarmed innocent civilians from bias vigilante justice seekers. Click here to learn more: www.walkwithjordan.com
On November 30th, a movement started nationally online to honor Jordan Davis by “turning the music up” in his honor. We saw Russell Simmons, Omar Epps, Fat Joe, 50 Cent and others tweet about his story and it is truly touching.
During our previously scheduled Holiday Open House, Ribbon Cutting and Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots that Friday, we took a moment at 5pm with the rest of the country to pay tribute to Jordan, by turning our music up and playing ”Strawberry Letter 23″ by the Brothers Johnson (a family favorite that expresses love).
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