Jewish Activists Across the Country ‘Draw the Line’ Against Stephen Bannon as Part of National Day of Jewish Resistance

Media Advisory

November 29, 2016

Contact:

Ethan Miller, Ethan99(at)gmail.com, 301-741-6674

Yonah Lieberman, Yonah.lieberman(at)gmail.com, 202-277-6602

IfNotNow, a movement of American Jews working to end the American Jewish community’s support for the occupation and gain freedom and dignity for all Palestinians and Israelis, is hosting a national day of Jewish Resistance on Wednesday, Nov. 30th against the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and Senior Counselor to President-Elect Donald Trump.

Following Bannon’s appointment, more than 1,500 Jews marched in four cities to demand the firing of known racist and anti-semite Stephen Bannon. This Wednesday, groups of activists in more than 30 cities across the country will be gathering in public spaces to literally and figuratively draw the line against hatred and bigotry. Using their bodies, string, candles, chalk, and more these groups with represent our unwavering opposition to violent policies that threaten to tear our country apart.

While establishment Jewish organizations refuse to live up to their stated mission, young Jews will not be silent as Trump stacks his administration with those who will endanger our community and our neighbors. The silence of these organizations, which claim to work for the welfare of the entire Jewish community, is yet another example of the pro-occupation at any cost mentality promoted by the Jewish establishment.

WHO: Jewish members of IfNotNow and community allies.

WHERE: 31 locations across the country. For specific details about a demonstration near you, go to bit.ly/dayofjewishresistance

WHEN: Throughout the day of November 30th.

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IfNotNow is a Jewish movement to end our community’s support for the occupation and gain freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians. IfNotNow has chapters in New York, Boston, Philadelphia,

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