Intel Report: Women's March on Washington
This week's SOS Intel Report covers a main participant in the 'Resistance', the Women's March on Washington. The Women's March on Washington was an event that turned into a movement.
Its first event was a march to protest President Trump in Washington, D.C., which took place January 21, 2017. Tens of thousands of people attended. Celebrities like Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, and Ashley Judd made appearances on the main stage. The speakers were all widely criticized for their expletive-laced tirades and threats towards President Trump.
Without naming Trump, the Women's March on Washington mission statement begins with a continuation of the failed Clinton campaign/Democrat-style of demonizing of the incoming President:
"The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault - and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear."
A host of issues follows the basic statement that includes LGBTQIA rights, reproductive rights, workers rights, human rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. There is also a downloadable expanded mission and values statement.
The Women's March on Washington website details who their 'national committee members' are as well as a long list of support staff.
As one might guess, former Hillary Clinton campaign staffers, union supporters, Black Lives Matter activists, social justice warriors, LGBTQ activists, Pro-Palestinian supporters and a host of other far Leftists are in the line-up.
The Co-Chairs for WMW are Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and clothing designer, Bob Bland.
Tamika Mallory, according to the WMW website, is deeply involved with Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network and was their “youngest Executive Director." She's also a fan and supporter of the racist and bigoted extremist, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan.
Mallory "has been publicly applauded as “a leader of tomorrow” by Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama, Valerie B. Jarrett and was selected to serve on the transition committee of New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio."
Mallory's bio touts 'working closely with the Obama administration' and being a "social justice champion". She is involved with a group called 'Justice or Else!', is an ardent supporter of Black Lives Matter and was an organizer of the 50th anniversary March on Washington.
Carmen Perez is the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by Harry Belafonte. The Gathering for Justice has joined the WMW along with groups like Planned Parenthood and hard-core feminists such as Gloria Steinem. Perez is also affiliated with a social justice group in New York City called Justice League NYC.
It's clear from Perez's personal website that she is a Black Lives Matter supporter. Perez was part of the Dream Defenders Palestine Delegation, who toured "Palestine" and in Israel in January 2015. Also on that tour was coordinated by Patrisse Cullors, one of the three co-founders of "Black Lives Matter." Perez's association with Cullors and several other alliances links her to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
Linda Sarsour's bio says she is an "award-winning, Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American-Muslim racial justice, and civil rights activist, community organizer, social media maverick, and mother of three." In reality, she promotes sharia law and in a speech called for Jihad against President Trump.
Sarsour is deeply involved with Black Lives Matter and #Our100 and was one of the organizers who was involved in a shutdown of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn following the Eric Garner Grand Jury decision not to indict the officer involved.
Sarsour also was "one of three women co-chairs of the March2Justice, an effort advised and chaired by legendary artist and activist Belafonte,".
Of note is Sarsour's involvement with the National Muslim Democratic Council. In 2012, a memo from the organization was leaked which highlighted focusing support on key races with "an aggressive GOTV and voter persuasion campaign".
Sarsour is also affiliated with "My Muslim Vote", a website dedicated to getting out the Muslim vote. The site includes 'talking points' to be used in Mosques to give a khutba -- the Muslim version of preaching.
Bob Bland is the "CEO + Founder of Manufacture New York (MNY), a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem (design, development, distribution) and creating a new, vertically-integrated business model that will transform apparel & textile production for the 21st century." Bland is the only WMW Co-Chair who has kept a much lower profile than the other members.
Other WMW Players
The "strategic advisors" for the Women's March on Washington are Meredith Shepherd and De'Ara Balenger. Both are former Hillary Clinton campaign staffers.
De'ra Balenger was the former Director of Engagement for Hillary for America. According to Politico, Balenger previously worked under Cheryl Mills at the State Department before joining the Clinton campaign and part of her job as Director of Engagement for Clinton was "making sure nobody starts talking off their own script."
The Women's March on Washington also has an operations team or 'ops' for short. On that team is another Hillary for America staffer, Miriam Ehrari.
The other 'ops' team member is Sophie Ellman-Golan, Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for the often wildly inaccurate gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety.
Also in the Women's March on Washington staff mixed in with communications and logistics are Lamon Bland and Janaye Ingram, both are of former employees of Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN). Ingram was the former Former DC Bureau Chief of NAN.
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
- Black Lives Matter
- Black Women’s Roundtable
- Center for American Progress
- Clinton Campaign (Hillary for America)
- Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR)
- ERA Coalition
- Feminist Majority Foundation
- Indivisible Guide
- Moms Rising
- MPower Change (Linda Sarsour)
- National Action Network
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
- National Council of Jewish Women
- National Domestic Workers Alliance
- National Muslim Democratic Council
- National Organization for Women (NOW)
- Our #100
- People for Bernie
- Planned Parenthood
- Refuse Fascism/Disrupt J20
- The Gathering For Justice
Follow the Money
The website for the event is slick and privately registered, making it difficult to track down who is funding it.
Donations are being collected through the popular crowdfunding portal, Crowdrise. The target goal is half a million dollars but as of this profile, around $144,000 has been raised.
The WMW site links to t-shirts being sold to raise money at BonFire.com. The t-shirt portal says that "100% of the profits will benefit the Women's March on Washington." The BonFire account is associated with Co-Chair, Bob Bland.
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