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Women's March Cuts Ties With 3 Accused of Anti-Semitism

Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory march along with other demonstrators on during the Women's March
Co-presidents of the 2019 Women's March, Linda Sarsour (center) and Tamika Mallory (right), march along with other demonstrators on Pennsylvania Ave. during the Women's March in Washington on Jan. 19. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

By    |   Monday, 16 September 2019 04:33 PM

The Women's March has severed ties with three board members who were accused of anti-Semitism and has created a 16-member new, diverse board that includes three Jewish members, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Co-chairs Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, and Linda Sarsour stepped down from the board on July 15, it was announced, with the organization telling the Post they would "transition off of the Women's March Board and onto other projects focused on advocacy within their respective organizations."

The three women, as well as co-chair Carmen Perez, were criticized that they did not condemn, and in some cases fostered, anti-Semitism in the movement, according to JTA.

Perez is remaining in her position.

Mallory has been condemned for her connection with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has a long history of making anti-Semitic comments. Sarsour, who is Palestinian American, has made statements suggesting feminism and Zionism are incompatible.

Prominent activists and Jewish leaders have harshly criticized the co-chairs, although others have defended them.

In addition to the three Jewish members, the new board members include a transgender woman, a former legislator, two religious leaders and a member of the Oglala tribe of the Lakota nation, according to The Washington Post.

The Women's March was founded to protest President Donald Trump's election victory in 2016. Millions of women, and men, marched at the first event in 2017, making it the largest one-day protest in American history.

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Three board members who were accused of anti-Semitism have been purged from the Women's March board, which has created a 16-member, new, diverse board that includes three Jewish members, according to The Washington Post.
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