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20 January, 2019

While campaigning for president in Iowa on Saturday, Sen.

At Federal Plaza in the Loop, Young Women's March Rally 2019 organizer Jazmine-Marie Cruz said she hoped to draw about 1,200 people to the event despite the flurries of snow that fell as it got underway.

But the movement has been riven by controversy, including allegations of anti-Semitism and poor accounting of funds, and weakened, no doubt, by a general sense of political exhaustion.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected Democratic congresswoman who has emerged as a progressive favorite and a bugbear of conservatives, spoke at both NY rallies. "We know that our movement is empowered when all of us lift each other up".

Women's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, is again hosting its main event in Washington, with hundreds of "sister" marches in other cities.

The woman, identified by supporters as 25-year-old political activist Laura Loomer, interrupted Women's March NYC director Agunda Okeyo as she was making opening remarks at the rally near a cluster of courthouses in lower Manhattan. The group's leaders also have close ties to the notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam.

The Women's March has experienced a significant decline in support after Women's March founder Teresa Shook publicly called for the leaders of the movement, Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, and Carmen Perez, to step down because of "anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric".

Sarsour wrote a November 2018 statement responding to the accusations, denying any bigotry and saying the organization was "deeply invested in building better and deeper relationships with the Jewish community".

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"The women's march does not represent Jewish people". I wish he wasn't.

Sarah Sportman, a 40-year-old archaeologist from CT, said she came to Washington to protest Mr Trump's presidency and march for protecting the environment and immigration rights.

March On, a separate grassroots coalition that also grew from the original march, coordinated hundreds of marches in cities such as Boston, Houston, Baltimore and Denver. Kirsten Gillibrand, who conditioned her appearance at an Iowa march earlier in the week.

"It's about looking at different identities among women andfemmes and the policy solutions to address attacks on those identities", she said.

"We must remember, an injustice against one of us is an injustice against all of us", she said later.

"When you're the leader of such a major national movement, you have to face judgment in the eyes of the public, and you have to really make sure you're practicing what you're preaching", Bassett said.

Sophie Tatum and Caroline Kelly contributed reporting from Washington. "President Trump has chosen to divide this country, to spew hate, to divide us across every line, every racial line, every religious line, every cultural line he can find".


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