Zioness Statement on the upcoming Women’s March:
The Zioness Movement applauds Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing for calling out the leaders of the Women’s March for their hateful rhetoric and their continued association with bigots and anti-Semites like Louis Farrakhan.
We stand with the women and men who have over the years demonstrated for a better, stronger, more just America; marched against racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and xenophobia; and opposed the cruel, anti-women, anti-immigrant policies of the Trump administration.
Zioness rejects the divisive examples of Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and others who claim to be “leaders” of women, while they continue to support anti-Semitic, homophobic figures like Farrakhan and make consistent efforts to demonize the Jewish community in progressive spaces. We refuse to be intimidated by their attempts to exclude progressive Zionists from spaces like the Women’s March.
We will not let ourselves be silenced, segregated or marginalized.
We will speak out for all our values; we will call out the haters when we come upon them. We will continue to build a movement that is larger, more inclusive and ultimately more powerful than these few mistaken figures. That is why Zioness will be organizing a significant presence at the next Women’s March from coast-to-coast, engaging our more than 18 chapters and thousands of participants.
As part of this work, Zioness will be hosting a series of pre-march “teach-ins” that bring light to the issues facing Jewish women in a time of skyrocketing anti-Semitism. In Washington, DC, this teach-in will be headed by progressive icon Ann Lewis. We will be announcing additional leaders organizing these teach-ins in the coming week.
If you want to march for women’s reproductive rights, join Zioness. If you want to march for gun control, join Zioness. If you want to march for black and brown lives, immigrant and refugee lives, LGBTQ lives, an open and free press, affordable housing, health care, climate change and more, join Zioness. And if you want to march against anti-Semitism everywhere, join Zioness.