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Statement from Elizabeth Pipko on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Statement from Elizabeth Pipko on Holocaust Remembrance Day 150 150 Exodus Movement

Please join me today in remembering the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

It is our obligation to continue to honor the memory of those who were murdered by sharing the story of the atrocities of the holocaust with each new generation. We must make sure that we never forget what happened to our own people, as the world stood and watched, not so long ago.

As Elie Wiesel once said, “To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.”

They may be gone, but we carry with us their spirit and strength, everywhere that we go. With most of the survivors of the holocaust no longer with us today, it is more important now than ever before to make sure that their stories continue to be told, and that their message and memory remains at the forefront of our minds.

The fight against anti-Semitism is one that I take incredibly seriously.

The horrors of the holocaust must remain a lesson and a warning to us all. We CAN NOT simply stand by and watch as antisemitism sweeps our nation and our world.

“What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander.”
– Elie Wiesel

I ask you all today, to promise yourselves that you will never be silent in the face of ANY forms of hatred. And that we will stand hand in hand and commit ourselves to the fight against anti-Semitism.

Say it with me now,

NEVER AGAIN

Elizabeth Pipko
Founder | The Exodus Movement

After Hours on One America News: Elizabeth Pipko
After Hours on One America News: Elizabeth Pipko 150 150 Exodus Movement

After Hours catches up with Elizabeth Pipko — founder and president of The Exodus Movement — to discuss the wave of anti-Semitic attacks sweeping across New York City.

Elizabeth Pipko Discusses Anti-Semitism on Fox & Friends First
Elizabeth Pipko Discusses Anti-Semitism on Fox & Friends First 150 150 Exodus Movement

Trump 2016 campaign staffer Elizabeth Pipko on what’s really to blame.

Why is antisemitism on the rise in the United States? Elizabeth Pipko for Fox News
Why is antisemitism on the rise in the United States? Elizabeth Pipko for Fox News 150 150 Exodus Movement

I am typing with tears in my eyes, thinking about the anti-Semitic stabbing attack that wounded five Jews at a Hasidic rabbi’s home Saturday night during a Hanukkah party. The vicious assault in a heavily Jewish New York City suburb is unmistakable evidence of a painful new reality: the Jewish people – my people – are under attack in America.

So many Jewish holidays and other days are spent in sadness, with news of fresh new attacks here in the land where so many Jews – my family among them – came to escape religious persecution.

Hanukkah is a joyous holiday. There is nothing that I look forward to more each year than the eight days of Hanukkah and the festivities that come with it.

I’ve told the story of the “miracle of light” to my non-Jewish friends more times than I can count, usually while serving my brother’s favorite jelly donuts and my famous homemade latkes (potato pancakes). Hanukkah is a holiday I imagine myself celebrating with my future children, and a favorite time of year in many Jewish households around the world.

Unfortunately, this year our “festival of lights” was anything but.

In the New York City metropolitan area, where I live along with an estimated 1.5 million fellow Jews, we faced an anti-Semitic attack almost every day of Hanukkah.

The attacks included a 65-year-old man being punched and kicked by a man who yelled “f— you, Jew,” a woman attacking a 34-year-old Jewish mother in front of her 3-year-old child, and the stabbing attack that injured five in Monsey, N.Y.

As New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch put it: “It seems like it’s open season on Jews in New York City.”

Anyone who knows me knows how often I speak about my love for the United States of America. But this love did not start with me. It began two generations ago, with my grandparents back in the Soviet Union.

Growing up, I was told stories about my grandfather. Back in Russia, he would listen in secret to his favorite radio station – Voice of America – while muffling the radio with pillowcases to avoid getting caught in the forbidden activity.

My father often tells me how he sat with his friends in Russia and watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, cheering silently for the U.S. hockey team as it famously defeated the Soviets.

The United States was a beacon of light and hope for so many Jews around the world, including my family, long before they ever even made it here. The idea that one day they could feel free and safe to be proud Jews was one that my ancestors could only dream about.

Read the full story at Fox News.

Our founder, Elizabeth Pipko, interviewed by Lara Trump
Our founder, Elizabeth Pipko, interviewed by Lara Trump 150 150 Exodus Movement

Earlier this week, our Founder Elizabeth Pipko was interviewed by Laura Trump as part of President Donald Trump’s Real News Insights Facebook Live show.

The Daily Caller: Pipko – It’s Time For Jewish-Americans To Leave The Democratic Party
The Daily Caller: Pipko – It’s Time For Jewish-Americans To Leave The Democratic Party 150 150 Exodus Movement

Our Founder Elizabeth Pipko sat down with The Daily Caller to explain why Jewish-Americans should leave the Democratic Party.

Elizabeth Pipko: We’re going to be the Super PAC for Jewish-Americans
Elizabeth Pipko: We’re going to be the Super PAC for Jewish-Americans 150 150 Exodus Movement

The Exodus Movement is now officially considered a political action committee (PAC). The group, which launched in March of this year, is determined to make an impact on Jewish-Americans not only for the Nov. 5 elections (mostly for local candidates), but also for the 2020 presidential election.

Elizabeth Pipko, who started the movement, had a vision for young Jewish voters given the rise in anti-Semitism within left-wing politics. Although polls show U.S. Jews are more worried about anti-Semitism on the far right, she is determined to make them understand the dangers from the Left.

In September, the Exodus Movement held a major event in New York City with Lara Trump and other Republican leaders. Pipko recently sat down to speak with World Israel News about what the future holds for her group as a PAC.

Q: What has grown within the organization thus far?

Pipko: “The most important thing is we’re now a PAC. A lot of things start as a movement, but I wanted something that can make a tangible difference in 2020. It’s going to outlast 2020. It’s not just about Donald Trump, but it’s about 2024 and beyond. It’s going to stay on for a long time.”

Q: What can you do to sustain the Exodus Movement for years to come?

Pipko: “The whole point is to get the message across. We have the support of many people and they know they can turn to us. We’re going to be the Super PAC for Jewish-Americans.

“It takes a lot of fundraising efforts. It’s about showing people we know what to do and that we’re putting money in the right places. We’re investing in the races we know we can affect and change. We’re making sure Jewish-Americans get the support that they need, and not just emotionally but politically.”

Q: For those who are confused about what a PAC is, what does the money you spend go to?

Pipko: “A lot of people don’t know what goes on politically behind the scenes. I was on the data team with the Trump campaign in 2016, so that opened my eyes. There’s a lot of data that the parties have with all of these people and the races going on.”

“We look at the data, and we determine where to put our money and what our political team needs to do. We put the money into people we want to win, events or ads. It’s about putting money into digital ads, where we need to make sure they target people who we know can affect an election. It’s not about being the group that puts out the most TV ads. It’s about the ads that target the right races that are winnable.”

Read the full story at World Israel News.

The Exodus Movement Holds First Event As A PAC
The Exodus Movement Holds First Event As A PAC 150 150 Exodus Movement

This past Thursday night, The Exodus Movement, an organization focused on raising awareness of the increasing anti-Semitism of the far Left, held an event in Manhattan. It was the group’s first event since the addition of its PAC branch last month.

The event was hosted by Elizabeth Pipko, founder of The Exodus Movement, as well as Andrea Catsamatidis, who was just recently re-elected as the chairwoman of the Manhattan Republican Party.

“The fact that Thursday’s event was such a success and members of the Jewish community and supporters of Israel turned out in such force to support the Exodus Movement is so encouraging and exciting. People are finally waking up to the anti-Semitism and hatred coming from the Left and standing up for Jewish values and our great ally Israel. I was extremely proud to be a part of the event and to stand with my Jewish friends,” stated Catsamatidis.

Also in attendance was special guest Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump and senior advisor to Trump’s 2020 campaign. In her speech, she addressed all of the actions the president has taken to show his support for Israel — including moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. She also spoke about how the Democratic Party has turned its back on Israel and has welcomed blatant anti-Semites into its ranks.

Read the full story at The Daily Wire.

Lara Trump, Elizabeth Pipko team up for Exodus event, moving Jews away from Democratic party
Lara Trump, Elizabeth Pipko team up for Exodus event, moving Jews away from Democratic party 150 150 Exodus Movement

When The Exodus Movement launched earlier this year, Elizabeth Pipko had a vision for young Jewish voters with the rising increase of anti-Semitism within left-wing politics.

Less than seven months after the movement launched, Pipko has grown it exponentially and has been featured in dozens of news outlets as she makes her case to Jewish voters prior to the November 3, 2020 presidential elections.

Last Thursday evening, The Exodus Movement held its first major event, with Pipko leading the way. In front of a large crowd, Pipko was joined by President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.

The 36-year-old Trump, adorned in a bright red dress, took to the stage, applauding with enthusiasm for the movement and what it could mean heading into the election season. She spoke about anti-Semitism on the left, as well as the fact that after so many previous presidents made promises they couldn’t keep, President Trump promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem and immediately did exactly that.

“Israel and the Jewish people have never had a better friend in the White House than Donald Trump,” Pipko said at the event.

Among the guests were dozens of college students, as well as Andrea Catsamatidis, chairwoman of the Manhattan Republican Party.

The Exodus Movement recently announced the addition of a political action committee (PAC). The focus of the group will now move toward becoming politically involved in the local, congressional and national elections.

 

Read the full story at World Israel News.

Elizabeth Pipko To ‘Post’: Jewish Democrats Are Walking Away From Party
Elizabeth Pipko To ‘Post’: Jewish Democrats Are Walking Away From Party 150 150 Exodus Movement

American Jews are turning their backs on the Democratic Party, claims Exodus Movement founder Elizabeth Pipko.

Speaking with The Jerusalem Post, the New York-born author, former athlete and model, 24, said that she feels many life-long Democratic Party voters are questioning their loyalty to the party and joining what she calls the sweeping #WalkAway wave, an American movement to abandon liberalism.

“The biggest trigger for people is the obvious disregard that many on the left have recently shown for antisemitic statements and actions,” Pipko said, alarming rhetoric that “only a few years ago would have been immediately condemned.”

Take for example recent statements made by Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Ocasio Cortez and Rashida Tlaib against Israel and in favor of boycotting the Jewish state, she said.

“The BDS movement is a blatant attempt to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist,” Pipko said. “There is no place for any US elected officials to support a movement that stands against one of our closest allies and one of the freest countries in the world.”

At one point in the past, the Democrats were “not only incredibly supportive of Israel but also of Jewish people and their rights here in the United States,” she explained. But that is no longer the case, in her estimation.

“Supporting today’s Democratic party just because of its values of many years ago does not make sense,” Pipko continued. “The Democrats have changed and so should our support for them.”

Pipko published her first book at 16. As a model, she starred in international campaigns and was featured in household name magazines, including appearing on the “Social Media Stars As Authors” panel at Book Expo America. This year, she won the “Fearless Female Award” from the Batsheva organization.

It was her volunteering on Trump’s 2016 election campaign that brought to the forefront her strong convictions and she said paved the path to a political vocation.

“Trump inspired me to think for myself and not let politicians tell me what I should or shouldn’t believe in,” Pipko said. “More importantly, he supported Israel in a way I had badly hoped that a candidate would.”

Pipko went on to found the Exodus Movement (originally named Jexodus). Now, three years after joining Trump’s campaign, first as a volunteer and later as a staff member, she is regularly interviewed by Fox News and has been quoted repeatedly by the president.

In March, she appeared on Fox & Friends where she described Trump as “the best friend Jewish Americans could ask for.”

Trump responded with a tweet in which he quoted Pipko saying “Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worse & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people. Elizabeth Pipko.”

Read the full story at The Jerusalem Post.

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