A Wider Bridge Mission Alumnus Gabriel Quinto speaking at CA-DEM
A Wider Bridge is grateful for California Democratic Party leaders and delegates who, at their recent convention in Long Beach, rejected divisive anti-Israel amendments to the party platform. These amendments would have denied Israel’s existence as a Jewish and Democratic state, and would have endorsed the divisive and hurtful Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. We celebrate and laud delegates at the California Democratic Party for reaffirming their history of supporting both Israelis and Palestinians, and rejecting the false choice between two proud peoples.
At the same time, we must continue to be vigilant against divisive Antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and efforts to both demonize and delegitimize Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State. A Wider Bridge’s mission of “Equality in and for Israel” is as relevant as ever, as we work together to build a stronger, more inclusive Israel and advance the US-Israel relationship.
A Wider Bridge is proud to support the diverse coalition of organizations represented at the Convention that defeated these measures: Democratic Majority for Israel, Progressive Zionists of California, the AJC, A Wider Bridge, Zioness, Democrats for Israel-LA, JIMENA, Democrats for Peace in the Middle East, California Young Democrats Jewish Caucus, California Legislative Jewish Caucus, ADL Orange County/Long Beach and Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County as well as with party leaders, activists and elected officials, including 2019 A Wider Bridge Mission Alumni Gabriel Quinto (who currently serves on the City Council of El Cerrito) and Sapphire Blackwood.