IfNotNow

Our Movement is Fighting for the Soul of the Jewish Community. Support Our Growth in 2018.

A year ago, our world turned upside down. Donald Trump had just been elected President, he immediately appointed the avowed white nationalist leader, Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist, and the future seemed bleak.

In that moment, we watched institutional Jewish leaders take advantage of the crisis to try and further their far right-wing ideology. Those who had been supporting the radical Netanyahu government for years aligned themselves with the Trump Administration — and saw their chance to get mainstream American Jews to get behind the newly-emboldened white nationalist movement.

But together, we fought back — we refused to give up on our community’s rich tradition of justice, took to the streets in the thousands, and reimagined what it means to be Jewish in 2017. You brought the #JewishResistance to the White House, to Trump Tower, and to over 30 cities across the country, rejecting those who cozy up to racists just to advance a set of far-right Israel policies.

Because we know that being Jewish in 2017 means fighting for freedom and dignity for all, alongside people of color, immigrants, women, the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized people.

The fight for the soul of the Jewish community is far from over. But, in this moment we feel hope — not fear. Hope in what our movement has built together in the past year. Hope in what the next 12 months have to offer if we continue to work hard.

We’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $100,000 from grassroots supporters like you by the end of the year.

This is goal is twice as much as we raised in our end-of-year campaign in 2016 — but we know that you’ve had our back all year.

Because of you, our movement has grown exponentially in the last year:

  • Our membership tripled from 500 leaders to 1,500

  • We doubled the number of new chapters, from 7 to 14 across the country

  • We brought over 5,000 people into the streets and reached millions of people online as part of our movement for freedom and dignity for all

And, one year after Trump’s election, as a direct result of that inspiring growth, our movement is winning — together with our allies, we helped beat back the Muslim Ban, we got every Democratic Senator to vote against David Friedman, Trump’s pro-settlement nominee for Ambassador to Israel, and we helped #FireBannon.

If we want to keep winning, we need to keep growing.

We doubled our fundraising goal from last year, because we have a bold vision to grow our impact in 2018: we’re going to bring the #JewishResistance to 10 new cities, 30 college campuses, and tens of thousands of young people online to continue to show the American Jewish establishment that the future lies with us.

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