( KTRS ) Hillary Clinton will campaign next week with the mother of Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who was discovered hanged in her jail cell three days after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop near Houston.
Geneva Reed-Veal will join the Democratic presidential candidate at a Feb. 17 voter mobilization event in Chicago.
Bland’s death has become a symbol of the racial inequalities in the criminal justice system. Her family, black leaders and other activists have questioned her treatment by white law enforcement officers and the determination she committed suicide.
Clinton is trying to boost her support among minority voters ahead of primaries later this month in South Carolina and Nevada.
Other African-American mothers whose children were victims of gun violence are planning campaign events for her in the coming weeks.