Ruth Messinger
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"Ruth Wyler Messinger" is a former political leader in New York City and a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party as well as the Democratic Socialists of America. She was the Democratic nominee for Mayor of New York City in 1997, losing to incumbent mayor Rudy Giuliani. She is married to Andrew Lachman, her second husband, and has three children. She is currently the President and CEO of American Jewish World Service, an international development agency.

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If there's one thing that Jews understand, it's the danger of silence from the international community.

We come from a religious tradition that says we are all responsible for each other.

If we allow genocide anywhere in the world, it will happen again somewhere else, unless we make it crystal clear to the perpetrators that it is unacceptable any time, any place.

We protested today to show Sudanese dictator General Omar Al-Bashir that we hold him personally accountable for this worsening, three-year genocide and that we will keep the pressure on him, and on the international community until it ends.

I've never seen a faster movement in my life.