At an Exodus Movement event in Manhattan, the group which seeks to wean Jews away from the Democratic party announced the addition of a political action committee.
By Joseph Wolkin, World Israel News
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.
In July, the group announced it will start chapter programs across the nation. To kick off the chapters, 11 states will have groups.
Some states, such as New York, will have multiple chapters based on growing interest in the movement, which seeks to convince Jewish and non-Jewish pro-Israel voters to switch to the Republican Party prior to the 2020 election.
“When we first launched, we had a sign-up page online with our email list,” Pipko told World Israel News at the time. “A lot of people wanted to volunteer, so we contacted them in these counties and states. We also went out looking for chapter heads.”
President Trump also supported the movement via Twitter. Pipko had worked on his campaign as an official staffer.
“Everywhere that there’s a need for it, I’m going to be there, whether it’s a group who wants me to speak or has an event,” she said. “A lot of that is on college campuses because they turned so liberal and anti-Semitic recently. I do hope to be involved with them.”