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Susan George

My partner Matthew Finkelstein and I live in Vallejo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve been on the left side of the political spectrum for most of our lives. Since being together we’ve organized and advocated for guaranteed healthcare for all, limiting the power of financial institutions, transparency of police records and against unnecessary use of force, local environmental issues, and more.

Then, a funny thing happened while volunteering most of our time on the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign—we both attended the DNC Convention in Philadelphia where I was a delegate. There we discovered an irrational hatred for Israel was often baked into the “progressive” narrative. The one-sided ferocity of it took us both by surprise.

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