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November 10, 2016 by

A Post-Election Message from Lilith

Banner_Nov9On Monday, lots of you pledged to advocate for a feminist agenda on November 9 and beyond. Some also wrote us to reveal why they were signing on. “Because Jewish tradition tells us that we must ensure we are counted and accountable.” “Our voices must be loud and clear.” And “the struggle is not over.”

After the U.S. presidential election on November 8, women urgently posted, emailed and phoned their friends with some variant on this anxiety: “I’m afraid women will lose the right to decide what happens to our own bodies.” And afraid that some people they know and love will be sent away, deported. Afraid as Jews, because anti-Semitism unleashed during the election season echoes what we’ve seen before.

No one knows precisely what will happen first and next when a new president takes power. But you know this: We at Lilith, and you who join us in signing on to continued advocacy for women’s rights, will keep our pledge. Now that the ballots have been cast and counted, you’ll find Lilith’s fearless, independent, Jewish & frankly feminist writing and reporting essential to your understanding. Since 1976—40 years ago—our mission has been as a feminist change-agent in and for the Jewish community.

Join us in preparing for the challenging terrain ahead.