September 16, 2019 | 6:16pm
Mari Lynn “Bob” Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour.
The Ladies’s March has lower ties with three founding board members, together with Linda Sarsour, who’ve been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism, the group introduced on Monday.
Sarsour and fellow co-chairs Tamika Mallory and Mari Lynn “Bob” Bland “will transition off of the Women’s March Board and onto other projects focused on advocacy within their respective organizations,” the group stated in a press launch.
The trio’s tenure atop the group was marred by prices of anti-Semitism, with Sarsour tailed by her fame as a controversial Palestinian nationalist with ties to Nation of Islam firebrand Louis Farrakhan from day one.
In Feb. 2018, Mallory attended — and obtained a shout-out at — a Farrakhan occasion during which he referred to as Jews “Satanic,” claimed they run the American and Mexican governments and are encouraging marijuana use amongst black males to their detriment.
Mallory stood by her assist of Farrakhan and obtained the general public backing of Sarsour, Bland and different Ladies’s March management, making a schism inside the group and spurring an exodus of some opposing members.
The Ladies’s March — which introduced a brand new, 17-member nationwide board — insisted in a tweet that the one cause behind the trio’s departure was the expiration of their phrases.
“Despite reports saying otherwise, our outgoing board members have simply served out their terms and are moving on to new ventures,” the tweet learn. “We are more unified than ever and we thank them for their groundbreaking work and sacrifice.”