Jewish Voice for Peace endorses the Women’s March 2019
“We’re here to build a stronger movement”
(New York City, NY) January 16, 2019: Jewish Voice for Peace is proud to endorse the Women’s March and looks forward to participating in the upcoming January 19 demonstrations across the nation. JVP will be supporting the Jewish contingents of the marches in New York City and Washington DC.
“There is absolutely no room for antisemitism or racism in our movements, and we recognize that we all have work to do to combat them. We appreciate everything the Women’s March has done to address concerns about antisemitism, and are proud to support the Women’s March in building a broad, strong, intersectional movement for justice.” – JVP Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson
“As a Jewish resident of Pittsburgh, we experienced antisemitism at its worst this past fall. That’s why I’m going to the Women’s March in Washington DC to join thousands of people protesting for social justice – because we are all stronger and safer when we stand together.” – JVP Pittsburgh member Marijke Hecht
White supremacy is on the rise under the Trump administration, including antisemitism, racism and anti-immigrant sentiments. JVP believes working with the Women’s March as an ally to combat all of these attacks is critical. While concerns about antisemitism must be taken seriously, we are also very concerned at how – and why – accusations of antisemitism in the Women’s March are being utilized in an attempt to undermine a powerful resistance movement that is taking on Trump and white supremacy.
We choose to engage, to foster discussion and debate and learning. As true allies and partners, we are proud to support the Women’s March in building a broad, strong, intersectional movement for justice.
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Marijke Hecht and other JVP members attending Women’s March demonstrations across the nation are available to speak with the media
Jewish Voice for Peace is a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. JVP has over 200,000 online supporters, over 70 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.