January 8, 2019 | Penny Starr
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The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just. (Ps 37:30)
The main event for the second anti-Trump Women’s March in Washington, DC, is still on, but cancellations of “sister” marches continue to pile up amid charges that the leadership is anti-Semitic.
So far, marches are canceled in Chicago, New Orleans, Washington state, and California, with the latter now defending itself after claiming one of the reasons it halted the event was too many white people were involved.
The Times-Standard in Northern California reported on the canceled march in the mostly white Humboldt County:
“After meeting periodically for several months, it became clear we were lacking a leadership group that properly represented our community,” event organizer Allison Edrington told the Times-Standard.
Beyond race, the organizers determined that event leadership didn’t include enough gender nonbinary people. Not all women have female reproductive parts, Edrington said.
As Breitbart News reported in December the Washington state chapter of Women’s March disbanded because of the anti-Semitic leadership controversy:
The statement from the California Women’s March chapter comes just days after the Chicago chapter announced it would not continue with its plans to have a 2019 rally commemorating the national group’s third-anniversary march. The Chicago chapter cited high costs and insufficient volunteer hours as the reasoning behind the cancellation of the event.
The Advocate reported on the New Orleans chapter of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) March’s cancellation:
In a statement posted to social media Dec. 29, NOW’s Baton Rouge Chapter, which co-organized the New Orleans events, said the controversy is “dampening efforts of sister marches to fundraise, enlist involvement, find sponsors and attendee numbers have drastically declined this year.”
NOW’s national office said it will “withhold direct financial support until the current questions regarding leadership are resolved.”
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— Women’s March (@womensmarch) January 3, 2019
…. The Associated Press (AP) reported on the Chicago’s Women’s March’s cancellation, with organizers citing high costs and not enough volunteers. (Excerpts from Penny Starr article on Breitbart News)