It is unclear who will replace them but it looks like the movement is working hard to strengthen its messaging and become more cohesive.
On Monday, the founder of the Women’s March, Teresa Shook, publicly called for the co-chairs of the movement, Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez, to step down because of what she termed their “anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric.”
Shook is months behind other members of the Women’s March movement who launched a petition to remove the leaders of the Women’s March for their anti-Semitism.
Sarsour and Mallory have been associated with the anti-Semitic and racist Louis Farrakhan; Mallory has gone as far as labeling him the GOAT (greatest of all time). Last June, Mallory called the founding of the state of Israel a “human rights crime.” Sarsour has a record of anti-Semitism; her latest attack was to accuse American Jews of having dual loyalties.
Shook founded the Women’s March immediately after the election of President Trump with a Facebook post in which she wrote that a women’s march was needed. When there was no response, she asked how to create a Facebook group herself. She recalled, “I woke up after the election. I was not really happy. I was really unhappy. So I got on a chat and there were women and they were depressed, and they were sad, and they felt powerless. They just kept talking about how horrible it was. And I thought, well this won’t do. We have to do something. I didn’t want to sit around and feel powerless. So I started a Facebook event page. I went back and I said, hear our voice. We won’t be silent anymore. And we’re gonna stand up for a fair, just, and inclusive America. A fair, just, and inclusive world, where there is equality for women. Where there’s equality for all people.”