The Democratic National Commitee joined dozens of prominent progressive organizations who have quietly dropped their support for the Women’s March after after months of controversy over accusations of anti-Semitism among the organization’s leadership.
The DNC’s move comes just days before the group’s annual event and shortly after march co-leader Tamika Mallory refused to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has for years made anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks, in a Monday interview on “The View.”
“The DNC stands in solidarity with all those fighting for women’s rights and holding the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers across the country accountable,” Sabrina Singh, the DNC’s deputy communications director, said in a statement. “Women are on the front lines of fighting back against this administration and are the core of our Democratic Party.”
The DNC was joined by groups including the AFL-CIO, NARAL, the Center for American Progress, the Human Rights Campaign, and Amnesty International – all of whom are no longer listed as official sponsors of the group.
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