#NoToBoth: DC to Jerusalem #BuildMovementsNotWalls

In response to the nomination of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the White House, JVP - DC Metro joined with local Arab and Muslim organizations as part of a national day of action to send a clear message of resistance: We oppose Trump and Netanyahu's parallel agendas of racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia, David Friedman's nomination, and any plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. Speakers included: Linda Sarsour, Reverend Graylan Hagler, Rabbi Joseph Berman, Phyllis Bennis, Kareem El-Hosseiny, and others. Photos by Leah Muskin-Pierret

Anti-Islamophobia Canvassing

Starting in February, JVP - DC Metro began a canvassing campaign around the city to distribute and publicly display posters containing messages of solidarity with immigrants, Muslims, and refugees. So far, we have put our posters in over 100 businesses from Dupont Circle to Petworth to Capitol Hill. This campaign serves to indicate to residents, politicians, visitors, and workers that all people are welcome in DC and that the city should be designated as a safe space - a sanctuary - for any and all vulnerable communities.

Kindle Justice: Stand with Muslims against Islamophobia & Racism

As part of a national week of action coordinated by JVP during Chanukah, JVP chapters across the country took a stand with our Muslim allies against Islamophobia. We began our protest by applying pressure to oust the Clarion Project, an Islamophobic hate group, from their offices one block from the White House at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. We called attention to its several mainstream Jewish community supporters and demanded that they end their financial support for institutionalized Islamophobia.  Afterward, we marched to the White House, where we held a large rally to stand with Muslim communities against Islamophobia and racism. Photos by Chase Carter & Leah Muskin-Pierret

UPDATE: We won!