With Overwhelming Support, Jews Join Sprawling Women’s March Against Trump

With Overwhelming Support, Jews Join Sprawling Women’s March Against Trump

By Nathan Guttman and Lilly Maier 

The magnitude of the Women’s March on Washington took Jewish participants, like many others, by surprise. Organized groups of Jewish protestors had planned to meet on a street corner not far from the rally’s staging point and march together with the rest of the huge throng.

But as they got closer to the National Mall, it became impossible to keep up the structure. It was simply too crowded.

“As the daughter of a child refugee, I must march,” said Melissa Hacker a documentary filmmaker from New York. “As a woman concerned with the threatened defending of Planned Parenthood, repeal of the Affordable Care Act and criminalization of abortion I must march. As a citizen concerned with the privatization of education, prisons, water, I must march. As a human concerned with global climate change, I must march.”

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Published in: The Forward

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