Three Founding Members Of The Women's March Are Gone. Here's Why.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 10:10 PM
Three Founding Members Of The Women's March Are Gone. Here's Why.

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Three of the Women's March original Co-Chairs – Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland and Tamika Mallory – stepped down on July 15th because of "accusations of anti-Semitism, infighting and financial mismanagement — controversies some say have slowed the organization’s progress and diminished its impact," the Washington Post reported. Co-Chair Carmen Perez, however, will remain on the board.

On Monday, the three were replaced by 16 new board members which include "three Jewish women, a transgender woman, a former legislator, two religious leaders and a member of the Oglala tribe of the Lakota nation," a clear attempt at diversifying the organization ahead of the 2020 election. 

"The Women’s March Board will enter into this next phase focusing on leadership development, rapid response, and building political power in partnership with the hard-working Women’s March staff and chapter leaders around the country, allied organizations and partners, and alongside the efforts of millions of volunteers and marchers around the world," the group said in a press release. "The first major action under the leadership of the new board will be a rally to #ReclaimtheCourt in Washington, DC on Oct. 6 to protest Brett Kavanaugh and his work to overturn Roe v. Wade."

Although the organization has been plagued by anti-Semitism and close ties to Louis Farrakhan, the Women's March has reiterated their position that the board members stepped down because they "served out their terms."

Let's review some of their anti-Semitic debacles, shall we?

Mallory called Farrakhan the "GOAT" (greatest of all time) and was confronted about it on "The View" in January. 

Back in February, Mallory defended Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism, saying she was being attacked because she's a black woman. 

In April, Sarsour and Mallory defended Omar's "some people did something" comments, saying they stood with the freshman Congresswoman.