MISSION

WoMen FOR All is a FEARLESS, compassionate and proactive women’s movement for progressive values, inclusive commitment and legislative accomplishment.

Brief:

#WoMen4All We welcome all genders, ethnicities and races into our united front to fight for the ERA and against Antisemitism.

WoMen For All is pursuing New York State adopting an official definition and framework of Antisemitism. Part of our team is pursuing South Carolina adopting the official definition and framework of Antisemitism.

WoMen For All is committed to raising awareness for the United States to ratify the ERA and CEDAW, adopt federally standardized stalking laws, outlaw gender conversion therapy and adopt GENDA at the federal level.

R David Robinson and Ish Ismaila waiting with ERA advocates in the overflow room because the Virginia Senate was too full leading up to the ERA vote.

R David Robinson and Ish Ismaila waiting with ERA advocates in the overflow room because the Virginia Senate was too full leading up to the ERA vote.

WMFA Co-Chair Hannah Simpson, Trans activist, selling her gorgeous pins outside the VA Senate.

WMFA Co-Chair Hannah Simpson, Trans activist, selling her gorgeous pins outside the VA Senate.


Extended:

Outside of the screening in Richmond, Virginia of the Equal Means Equal documentary on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. We arrived at the hotel, dropped our bags and ran to the theater, then ran to the Richmond, VA Senate in the morning to greet legislators returning to the 2019 General Assembly to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment.

Outside of the screening in Richmond, Virginia of the Equal Means Equal documentary on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. We arrived at the hotel, dropped our bags and ran to the theater, then ran to the Richmond, VA Senate in the morning to greet legislators returning to the 2019 General Assembly to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment.

WoMen For All is working toward New York State adopting a legal definition and framework of Antisemitism similar to the U.S. State Department as established by the IHRA, South Carolina adopting a legal definition and framework of Antisemitism, strengthening and standardizing national stalking laws and raising awareness on gender equality.

Ish Ismaila was honored to meet Delegate Jennifer Carol Foy at the Richmond, Virginia Senate on the day the Senate voted to pass ERA.

Ish Ismaila was honored to meet Delegate Jennifer Carol Foy at the Richmond, Virginia Senate on the day the Senate voted to pass ERA.

The United States has not ratified the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) and CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) nor achieved gender parity in representation. Without true gender parity in representation, the passage of laws essential to achieving gender equality in the U.S. will continue to be blocked.

WMFA is delighted that, after 17 long years, GENDA (Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act) and the outlawing of gender conversion therapy were passed and signed into law in January, 2019 in New York State, setting the precedent for all states and ultimately the federal government to follow suit.

A courageous and inspired evening led by Zionness Movement in NYC. Much wisdom and guidance from a diverse expert panel.

A courageous and inspired evening led by Zionness Movement in NYC. Much wisdom and guidance from a diverse expert panel.

WMFA is committed to raising awareness of the need to restore the full Voting Rights Act, achieve national paid family leave, universal healthcare, equal pay, gun reform, environmental protections, women’s domestic safety, reproductive rights, dignity for the incarcerated, dignity and civil rights protections for all immigrants. We stand firmly against racism, homophobia, disability discrimination, religious hate, police brutality and institutions that target and marginalize people of color.

WMFA are advocates on a global level for those whose voices are silenced through intimidation or imprisonment. We support our global sisters in their struggle against patriarchal traditions such as FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), child marriage, modern-day slavery, human trafficking, forced modesty, and forced submission to men and religious authorities.

WMFA stands firmly against Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) of Israel based on our belief that a true and lasting peace will be through cooperative efforts toward that end between the Palestinians and the Israelis. We support self-determination for both Jews and Palestinians via a two-state solution. We support candidates and representatives who condemn the BDS movement, such as Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who recently stated apologized for the Canadian government's failure in 1939 to admit a ship carrying 907 German Jews fleeing Nazi persecution:

Anti-Semitism is far too present. Jewish students still feel unwelcome and uncomfortable on some of our colleges and university campuses because of BDS-related intimidation.
— Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau
Carolyn Maloney led off the Zioness Movement panel on Antisemitism with an ode to the Equal Rights Amendment! Perfect!

Carolyn Maloney led off the Zioness Movement panel on Antisemitism with an ode to the Equal Rights Amendment! Perfect!

“And out of our entire community of nations, it is Israel whose right to exist is most widely and wrongly questioned.”

“While decades have passed since we turned our backs on Jewish refugees, time has by no means absolved Canada of its guilt or lessened the weight or our shame,” Trudeau said.

“Trudeau also personally condemned the adoption of a pro-BDS motion at Montreal's McGill University, his alma mater, in 2015, a few months before he was elected prime minister, saying the movement ‘has no place on Canadian campuses’.”

Trudeau called on all Canadians to stand up against those “xenophobic and anti-Semitic attitudes.”

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, an anti-BDS ally

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, an anti-BDS ally

When recently asked to reverse his stance, Trudeau doubled down: “I will continue to condemn the BDS movement.”

WMFA supports Women Wage Peace, an interfaith women’s coalition who tirelessly and fearlessly work toward a diplomatic two-state solution and to achieve gender parity in the Israeli Knesset (government). WMFA believes that the path toward more peace and security for the world, women must be seated in (at the least) equal parity with men in all government bodies.

We waited outside Delegate Danica Roem’s office but she was so busy with back-to-back meetings only WMFA Co-Chair Hannah Simpson met with her much later in the day.

We waited outside Delegate Danica Roem’s office but she was so busy with back-to-back meetings only WMFA Co-Chair Hannah Simpson met with her much later in the day.

WMFA are leftists, progressives, Democrats, and Zionists who believe a safe, secure, sovereign Israel must exist as antisemitism is too great a threat to Jews worldwide. We support candidates and representatives within the U.S. Democratic Party who agree with our views and values, and work for a Democratic Party that supports gender equality, LGBT equality, gun control and environmental protections (among many other urgent issues) who maintain a firm commitment to realizing a peaceful diplomatic two-state solution.

WMFA believes that action begins at the local level, thus we are working in our home states, New York State and North Carolina, currently, to bring about legal protections for the Jewish communities in the pursuit of a legal definition and framework at the state level of Antisemitism.

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In Solidarity,

WMFA♀


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