A progressive group of young Jewish activists opposing Israeli treatment of the Palestinians is expanding their organization in the hope of having a significant impact on the democratic race around the White House.
IfNotNow has launched a 501 (c) (4) and trains organizers in the early primary state of New Hampshire, the group POLITICO said. His goal is to raise $ 100,000 in his first fundraising quarter.
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"Our focus will be on driving candidates to lip service a two-state solution," said IfNotNow. Founder Emily Mayer, "without recognizing the underlying dynamics and explicit steps of the Israeli government creating a one-state reality denying Palestinians fundamental rights." as the Black Lives Matter and the American Civil Liberties Union: Presidential candidates are planned to "fuck" at public events to create viral moments and drive the Democratic Party to the left in the Israeli question.
IfNotNow said the first candidate for 2020 said it is questioning Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Who campaigns for campaigns in New Hampshire this weekend. Sanders has called the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "racist". The group not only urged the candidates to take more progressive positions on Israel, but also hoped to draw the public's attention to the changing attitudes of the Democratic Party on this issue and to clarify the positions of the candidates on specific topics.
Other activists have already succeeded in influencing the news cycle of 2020 by confronting candidates in the campaign and asking them unanswered questions: Former Vice President Joe Biden was caught in front of the camera and told an ACLU volunteer that he was serving The amendment of the Hyde amendment. His campaign later said he had actually endorsed the ban on using federal dollars for abortion services just to change his position after being rebuked by abortion rights groups.
The Democratic Establishment is that, "said Mayer, who named Biden and Sen. Cory Booker as a presidential candidate, particularly disagreeing with liberal voters.
IfNotNow believes that the time has come to put Israel at the center of the main debate: According to a 2019 Pew Research Center poll, only 26 percent of Democrats see the Israeli government as positive.
So far, IfNotNow has tried to change the way Jewish people and institutions, such as Jewish summer camps, discussed the topic of Israel. The parliamentary group's electoral policy has earned them the praise of the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress.
"It is time that we realize that the status quo does not help bring peace to the region," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) "IfNotNow is one of the organizations that gives me hope We are making progress towards a just and lasting peace. " speaks about the possible support of candidates in congress competitions and field work for them. However, it is not expected that a candidate for the presidential primaries will be supported.