Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour released a statement Tuesday apologizing on behalf of her organization for “causing a lot of harm and pain” to its Jewish members and for not expressing the movement’s commitment to fighting anti-Semitism.
“We should have been faster and clearer in helping people understand our values and our commitment to fighting anti-Semitism. We regret that,” said the statement. “Every member of our movement matters to us — including our incredible Jewish and LGBTQ members. We are deeply sorry for the harm we have caused, but we see you, we love you, and we are fighting with you.”
On Monday, Women’s March co-founder Teresa Shook called on Sarsour and her co-chairs Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland to resign over their perpetuation of anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.