Press Release

Jewish Dems welcome change in leadership from the Women’s March

September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON–The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) today welcomed the announcement that the Women’s March would transition its leadership team. JDCA Vice Chair Barbara Goldberg Goldman said the following:

“In the wake of President Trump’s election in 2016, the Women’s March organized three of the four largest mobilizations in the nation’s history. Their work since on issues such as immigration, climate change, reproductive justice, and the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh have changed the narrative and inspired millions.

“That said, we have joined the DNC and others in not participating in recent annual Women’s March events, as a principled stand against anti-Semitism that has been espoused by the organization’s founders. We welcome the transition of leadership for the national organization, and commend the progressive and diverse new board members. No matter where it comes from, we take anti-Semitism seriously, and we hope the next era of the Women’s March will welcome and call in the Jewish community in more comprehensive ways.”