From then on, the relationship between the national march and the New Jersey march was nonexistent, Meyer said.
The national group did not provide any financial or organizational assistance the first year of the march inor the next year, or this year. The statement followed months of public backlash against several leaders of the national group for associating with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who is widely known for his anti-Semitic and homophobic rhetoric.
Accusations of anti-Semitism have also been leveled against leaders Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour for failing to condemn Farrakhan and allegedly espousing anti-Jewish views within the group. The controversy spurred Jesey exodus of sponsors and sister marches in recent weeks, with cancellations of marches in New Orleans and Tacoma, Washington, and the loss of sponsors such as the NAACP and the Democratic National Committee.
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Women in NJ are more educated, independent, powerful, but still lagging in some areas. New York City will hold dueling marches on Saturday.
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The letter describes the controversy surrounding the national march as attacks orchestrated by systems of white supremacy that do not want to see women of color leading a large social justice movement. Mallory is a black gun control activist, Perez is a Latina criminal justice reform activist and Sarsour is a Palestinian-American activist.
Rather, we should step in to protect and empower them.
Meyer declined to comment on the letter this week but said that more than 75 percent of her member core leadership team is black and brown women. Meyer said the New Jersey march never felt the need to clarify that it was independent until friends and followers on social media began asking last year about its affiliation.
She urged others to do the same. Organizers of the Atlantic City march, which is being led by black women and will honor civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, said the march is not intended to be a rival to lvies Trenton march.
Linda Sarsour, co-chair of the national Women's March, speaks during a campaign event for U. Bernie Sanders in Clifton in