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Women's March Founder Calls on Sarsour and Others to Step Down, Citing Anti Semitism… #Trending via @pjmedia_com
Teresa Shook, a retired lawyer who founded Women’s March the day after the 2016 election, is calling on co-founders @LSarsour, @TamikaDMallory, @msladyjustice1, and Bob Bland to step down from the organization because of their anti-Semitism and anti-gay rhetoric.
“As Founder of the Women’s March, my original vision and intent was to show the capacity of human beings to stand in solidarity and love against hateful rhetoric that had become a part of the political landscape in the US and around the world" Shook said on her personal FB page.
Shook wrote that the four organizers had "steered the Movement away from its true course" and that she had waited in vain for them to "right the ship."
"In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs," she continued.
“I call for the current Co-Chairs to step down and to let others lead who can restore faith in the Movement and its original intent. I stand in Solidarity with all the Sister March Organizations, to bring the Movement back to its authentic purpose.”
“As Women’s March founder, I am stepping up to bring focus back to the Unity Principles on which our movement began, and with the support of all of those who marched and have continued to pledge...
... I pledge to support grassroots, decentralized leadership promoting a safe, worldwide community devoid of hate speech, bigotry and racism.”
The Women's March responded to Shook, the founder, thanking her for her “contribution to our movement,” but scolding her for "weighing in irresponsibly.”
”We are imperfect. We don’t know everything and we have caused harm. At times we have responded with hurt. But we are committed to learning.”
“We will continue to work through the good and the bad, the impact and the harm — of building an intersectional movement that our daughters, and our daughters’ daughters can be proud of.”
“We are grateful for people who HAVE been with us for the past two years, wrestling with the challenges and opportunities of what we are trying to build. Our ongoing work speaks for itself. That’s our focus, not armchair critiques from those who want to take credit for our labor”
So Sarsour and the rest have no intention of stepping down, told the founder off, and intend to continue to spread their hate, bias, and bigotry.
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