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But for one man, sitting a thousand miles away in New York, the true significance of the event was far greater even than that. Ben Rattray sums up the lessons of the Trayvon Martin story in one bold statement: “It’s no longer the case that you are powerless.”
Rattray is the 32-year-old founder of change.org, the online campaigning platform on which Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, launched their petition calling for Zimmerman to be prosecuted.