In Major Blow, Democratic National Committee Withdraws Women’s March Sponsorship

Democratic Jewish leader welcomed decision to 'take a principled stand against anti-Semitism' ■ National Organization for Women also disappeared from new list of sponsors

Allison Kaplan Sommer
Allison Kaplan Sommer
Allison Kaplan Sommer
Allison Kaplan Sommer

The Democratic National Committee has joined the list of organizations who have broken with the national Women’s March group following controversy regarding the affiliation of the group’s co-chairs with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and charges of anti-Semitism within the group.

A leader of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, which defines itself as "the voice of Jewish Democrats and socially-progressive, pro-Israel values" said Tuesday in a statement she welcomed the move, but that her group continued to encourage participation in marches that were not directly affiliated with the embattled Women’s March.

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