Tom Pérez’s DNC, NAACP Pull Support from Women’s March; 2020 Dem Hopefuls Won’t Attend
The DNC is the latest partner to pull out of the Women’s March. The major move occurred hours after Tamika Mallory, who serves as a Co-President of the Women’s March, refused to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s anti-semitism during an appearance on The View on Monday. The DNC, which had not been a sponsor in previous years, was listed as one of 175 partner organizations by the Women’s March when they announced their partners on January 10th, but on Tuesday was gone from the list on the website. The NAACP has also disappeared from the online the list of sponsors. And it looks like 2020 Democratic hopefuls are staying away, too. A spokesperson for Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) told BuzzFeed that she would not be attending this coming weekend, and a spokesperson for Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said he would be traveling. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will also not be in attendance, and aides to Julián Castro, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and other top potential candidates did not respond to the outlet’s questions about their plans. See Mallory’s appearance here.