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OPERATION: SCHUMER’S DOORSTEP

JOIN THE COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS AT THE RALLY ON MAY 19 10AM

GOAL IS TO DRIVE #WeMustCallItOut SCHUMER NUTS AND TURN THIS INTO ACTION. JOIN OUR VIDEO CAMPAIGN OF #BeautifulJewishWomen DRIVING SCHUMER THE SCHOMER NUTS to give him a taste of what’s coming to his doorstep on MAY 19!

How to join: Take a Video Selfie of Beautiful Jewish You explaining why he must make #IlhanBGone

Senator Schumer must do everything in his power to get Ilhan Omar off HFAC. (In practical terms, he has to drive Nancy Pelosi "nuts" until she agrees to take Omar off the committee. We intend to give him all the inspiration he needs to do so.)

Join us for a huge rally outside Schumer's building by Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Just minutes away from the B, Q, 2, 3, and 4 trains, it's also close to the Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center L.I.R.R. terminal. Average temperature in late May is high 60s.

#BeautifulJewishWomen Wednesdays!
Join WoMen Fight AntiSemitism every Wednesday and post a selfie of yourself or the Beautiful Jewish Women in your life and we will share images of Beautiful Jewish Women from around the world for further inspiration. This is not a physical event but a weekly reminder to join in online. #Wellness #SelfReminder #Selfcare #Selfie

AMERICA’S JEWISH WOMEN
A History From Colonial Times to Today

What would America look like without Jewish Women leading the fight for Equal Rights?

By Jordana Horn “Nadell examines how World War II and AntiSemitism spurred on American Zionist activism (which could easily be the subject of its own book). From Betty Friedan to Sonia Pressman, Bella Abzug and Gerda Lerner, Jewish women had an outsize role in the feminist struggle. As the Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously quipped: ‘What is the difference between a bookkeeper in the garment district and a Supreme Court justice? One generation.’ And, I would add, Jewish women realizing the power of their voices, intellects and ambitions.”

By Pamela S. Nadell AMERICA’S JEWISH WOMEN: A History From Colonial Times to Today 

A History of American Jewish Women Shows How the Country Influenced Them, and Vice Versa

Nonfiction AMERICA'S JEWISH WOMEN A History From Colonial Times to Today By Pamela S. Nadell Considering that the very definition of Judaism and what it means to be a Jew has changed so much over the last three centuries of American history, it's a near impossible endeavor - yeoman's work - to capture succinctly the role of Jewish women over that long span.

We’re Jews, We’re Not White, We Define Ourselves

By KAREN LEHRMAN BLOCH “Until, that is, I started to study our indigenous connection to the land of Israel and realized that there was now a plethora of genetic research showing that, lo and behold, just like our Sephardic and Mizrahic brothers and sisters, the DNA of Ashkenazim shows an irrefutable connection to the Levant — meaning we’re not white.”

We're Jews, We're Not White, We Define Ourselves | Jewish Journal

Last Sunday, I took my son Alexander, 9, to hear a performance of the Hebrew Choir Festival, which "aims to promote Hebrew as the common global Jewish language." He didn't want to go - it was a gorgeous afternoon - but I increasingly prioritize stuff like this.

 
 
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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. The outbreak of AntiSemitic crimes in New York is unprecedented, dangerous and must be dealt with forcefully and immediately. Stay up to date here and by following WMFA on social media.

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* IHRA Definition Latest News!

The IHRA Definition of AntiSemitism stands on decades of research and development by experts, historians and survivors of the Holocaust, which was not an act of genocide against many groups but against Jews, Roma, Homosexuals and the Disabled. The U.S. State Department adopted the IHRA Definition of AntiSemitism in 2010 along with 32 nation governments across Europe, Macron's governmentSouth Carolina and it's advancing with bipartisan support through the Florida House as we write.

This is the actual IHRA Definition of AntiSemitism.

 
 
 
 
 

WoMEN Fight AntiSemitism♀

WoMen Fight AntiSemitism is working toward New York State adopting a legal definition and framework of Antisemitism similar to the U.S. State Department as established by the IHRA as well as South Carolina adopting a legal definition and framework of Antisemitism. We are committed to raising awareness for the U.S. to ratify ERA and CEDAW, adopt federally standardized stalking laws and LGBTQ protections.

The 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. 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 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.

Please stay in touch to learn about and support our efforts.

 

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Make Israeli goods accessible to every friend of Israel

WoMen Fight AntiSemitism is a proud partner of My Israeli Products – MIP

 
 

WoMen Fight AntiSemitism in the News

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It’s not that we think the millennium is upon us. But we do find this glimmer of Jewish self-respect rather refreshing and encouraging.
— Jewish Press, A Great Awakening?

Progressive Feminist Group Calls on Democratic Party to Adopt Definition of Antisemitism

A liberal women's rights group is calling on the Democratic National Committee to adopt an official definition of antisemitism to combat a "rising tide" of anti-Jewish discrimination in the party.

More than 100 Jewish and pro-Israel groups ask universities to oppose Israel boycotts

Fight academic boycotts of Israel. That's the message from 101 Jewish and pro-Israel organizations that signed on to a letter sent Tuesday to 250 U.S. college presidents and chancellors whose institutions have previously said they reject such boycotts of the Jewish state.

How the New 'WoMen for All' is Fighting Anti Semitism and So Much More

Issuing a Petition Urging Democrats accept the IHRA definition for anti-semitism https://www.change.org/p/democratic-national-committee-democrats-say-no-to-antisemitism * Offering authentic inclusiveness at future progressive and Democrat Marches https://women4all.org/sistermarches/

Women's March members bail over ties to Farrakhan

The Women's March - a civil-rights group at the center of protests against the Trump presidency - is losing top staffers and supporters over its leadership's refusal to denounce a racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic rant by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

 
 
 
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KEEP GOING    – WoMen Fight AntiSemitism   Blog

KEEP GOING – WoMen Fight AntiSemitism Blog

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 visited the Virginia Senate in Richmond, VA to greet legislators on their first day returning to the 2019 General Assembly to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment. The Senate was so full, we had to watch from overflow rooms and then attended a fabulous party where we met all the lawmakers and activists working so hard to make Virginia the 38th and final state required to ratify the ERA in the U.S. Constitution. We met Senator Pat Spearman who is responsible for making Nevada the 36th State to pass the ERA, Delegate Jennifer Carrol Foy who is sponsoring the ERA bill in the Virginia House, Kati Hornung campaign coordinator of VARatifyERA and Eileen Davis of Women Matter, a major architect of the current resurgence of the ERA movement in the United States. We marched in the Women’s March Alliance Women’s March on NYC carrying banners generously loaned to WoMen Fight AntiSemitism by Eileen Davis with beautiful logos for our sponsors, VARatifyERA and AMWEC (American Muslim and Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council).

 
 
 
 

Hannah Simpson, Trans Activist, WMFA Co-Chair and Speaker at the Women’s March on NYC 2019

Please follow, volunteer with, and contribute to the Women's March Alliance, the official organizers of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Women's March on NYC. Check out and contribute to partnering org WoMen Fight AntiSemitism, a grassroots team working to end bigotry by welcoming everyone to the table.” –Hannah Simpson