DC Dyke March recap: On Friday, a fiercely intersectional group of Jewish queers and allies stood up to antisemitism and won. More than 30 people showed up to march with Zioness and our coalition partners, including A Wider Bridge, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Jewish Democratic Council of America, just one day after we declared our plans to march.
Zioness helps defeat BDS resolutions in CA Democratic Party: Zioness, in partnership with organizations on the ground (listed below), gathered over two thousand signatures ahead of the California Democratic Convention May 3-June 2, which empowered the California Democratic Party to reject six bigoted resolutions against Israel.
These two major victories in one week show how much this small but mighty organization can accomplish to advance our shared goals. If you are proud of these impactful Zioness wins, please consider a contribution NOW, which will help us grow our national presence and our 28 chapters, and activate leaders from coast to coast to do this work in all their local communities.
With love and solidarity,
Zioness Stands up for
Queer Jewish Women
Zioness, working with partner organizations including A Wider Bridge, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and the Jewish Democratic Council of America, was proud to stand in solidarity alongside queer Jewish women last Friday who were barred from carrying their Jewish pride flags in the DC Dyke March.
We were proud to engage with Dyke March “marshals,” who at first, barricaded our group from entering and insisted that the Jewish pride flags were insensitive and harmful. We proudly refused to check our identities at the door. And ultimately, the Jewish queer women walked with their heads held high into the march, with their Jewish pride flags and Zioness posters, alongside Jewish leaders representing Jewish queer women who felt too alienated to show up at all.
We will continue to protect the integrity of our social justice spaces so that they may be freed from bigotry, no matter how it manifests. We will work to see these movements succeed as members, allies, and coalition partners, just as generations of progressive Jews always have.
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Announcement: Zioness Helps Defeat Six anti-Israel Resolutions in California
Zionesses heeded the call and created a petition which garnered over two thousand signatures, asking the California Democratic Party to protect itself from exploitation by those seeking to divide the progressive movement rather than unite.
The convention allows for delegates to the state Democratic party to vote on a number of issues, including candidate endorsements and resolutions. Six anti-Israel resolutions were set to be introduced at this year's convention in San Francisco.
Two extraordinary Bay Area Zioness chapter leaders, Susan George and Matthew Finkelstein, who are also co-founders of the Progressive Zionists of California, in coalition with other organizations including the Democratic Majority for Israel, Democrats for Israel - Los Angeles, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee, worked tirelessly on the ground to ensure that these harmful and divisive resolutions were rejected.
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