Southern Poverty Law Center Quietly Joins the Roster of Big Groups Walking Away from the Women’s March
ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDSThe Southern Poverty Law Center will not partner with the Women’s March this year, The Daily Beast has confirmed. Jen Fuson, a spokeswoman for the SPLC, said “other projects were a priority,” but added they would continue to be involved in marches at the local level in areas where they have offices. The third annual march, to be held on January 19, comes amid criticism of the March leadership’s past affiliation with and failure to fully denounce Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, as well as other allegations of anti-semitism from its former organizers. The SPLC has designated the Nation of Islam as a hate group. Asked whether the Farrakhan connection played a part in the decision not to partner with them, Fuson reiterated that the group had other priorities. Read more at The Daily Beast.