WoMen Fight AntiSemitism welcomes all genders and races into our united front to fight for the ERA and against AntiSemitism. We draw inspiration from Bella Abzug, founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, and Betty Friedan who unearthed that American women were being systematically tranquilized not liberated.
WoMen Fight AntiSemitism is pursuing New York State adopting an official definition and framework of Antisemitism. Part of our team is pursuing South Carolina adopting the official definition and framework of Antisemitism.
WoMen Fight AntiSemitism is committed to raising awareness for the United States to ratify the ERA and CEDAW, adopt federally standardized stalking laws, outlaw gender conversion therapy and adopt GENDA at the federal level. WoMen Fight AntiSemitism was a proud sponsor of the #VAratifyERA campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia, the 38th state required for full ratification granting equal rights to women in the U.S. Constitution.
WMFA stands firmly against Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) of Israel based on our belief that a true and lasting peace will be through cooperative efforts toward that end between the Palestinians and the Israelis. We support self-determination for both Jews and Palestinians via a two-state solution. We support candidates and representatives who condemn the BDS movement, such as Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who recently stated apologized for the Canadian government's failure in 1939 to admit a ship carrying 907 German Jews fleeing Nazi persecution:
“And out of our entire community of nations, it is Israel whose right to exist is most widely and wrongly questioned.”
“While decades have passed since we turned our backs on Jewish refugees, time has by no means absolved Canada of its guilt or lessened the weight or our shame,” Trudeau said.
“Trudeau also personally condemned the adoption of a pro-BDS motion at Montreal's McGill University, his alma mater, in 2015, a few months before he was elected prime minister, saying the movement ‘has no place on Canadian campuses’.”
Trudeau called on all Canadians to stand up against those “xenophobic and anti-Semitic attitudes.”
When recently asked to reverse his stance, Trudeau doubled down: “I will continue to condemn the BDS movement.”
WMFA supports Women Wage Peace, an interfaith women’s coalition who tirelessly and fearlessly work toward a diplomatic two-state solution and to achieve gender parity in the Israeli Knesset (government). WMFA believes that the path toward more peace and security for the world, women must be seated in (at the least) equal parity with men in all government bodies.
WMFA are progressive Zionists who believe a safe, secure, sovereign Israel must exist as antisemitism is too great a threat to Jews worldwide. We support candidates and representatives who agree with our views and values, and work for gender equality, LGBT equality, gun control and environmental protections (among many other urgent issues) who maintain a firm commitment to realizing a peaceful diplomatic two-state solution.
WMFA believes that action begins at the local level, thus we are working in our home states, New York State and North Carolina, currently, to bring about legal protections for the Jewish communities in the pursuit of a legal definition and framework of Antisemitism.
WMFA works to raise awareness for the United States to ratify the ERA and CEDAW, adopt federally standardized stalking laws, outlaw gender conversion therapy and adopt GENDA at the federal level. United States has not ratified the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) and CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) nor achieved gender parity in representation. Without true gender parity in representation, the passage of laws essential to achieving gender equality in the U.S. will continue to be blocked.
WMFA is delighted that, after 17 long years, GENDA (Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act) and the outlawing of gender conversion therapy were passed and signed into law in January, 2019 in New York State, setting the precedent for all states and ultimately the federal government to follow suit.