Karine Jean-Pierre

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Karine Jean-Pierre

Template:TOCnestleft Karine Jean-Pierre (born 1977) is a Martinican-born American political campaign organizer, activist, political commentator, and lecturer in international and public affairs at Columbia University. She is the senior advisor and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. In August 2020, she was selected to serve as the chief of staff for Democratic presumptive vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

Early life and education

Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique to Haitian immigrant parents. She was raised in Queens, New York. Jean-Pierre received her MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in 2003. Jean-Pierre later joined the Columbia University faculty in 2014, where she is a lecturer in international and public affairs.

Lead, Run, Vote


LaToya Cantrell, Karine Jean-Pierre, Glynda Carr, Stefanie Brown James, Karen Finney, Karen Camper.

"Building Resilience"


May 2020 The Raben Group's "Building Resilience"with Deepa Iyer, Greisa Martinez Rosas, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Karine Jean-Pierre.

Biden staffer


Harris staffer


Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Chair Mark Levenson, Esq. released the following statement:

The Zionist Organization of America is urging that Sen. Kamala Harris fire her new Chief of Staff Karine Jean-Pierre. Ms. Jean-Pierre is a radical Israel-hater and former spokesperson and senior advisor for the radical Soros-funded MoveOn.org.

In her Newsweek article in March, Ms. Jean-Pierre repeated the blood libel that “Israel may have committed war crimes in its attacks on Gazan protesters.” Ms. Jean-Pierre displayed enormous hostility to the Jewish state and people by falsely maligning Israel, for ethically defending Israeli citizens against Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists. Hamas and PIJ terrorists set off explosives at Israel’s border fence to try to enable 30,000 Hamas-led Arabs to invade Israel, with maps in their hands showing the routes to Israeli kindergartens, to carry out Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar’s exhortation: "We will eat the livers of the Israelis".

Ms. Jean-Pierre also falsely accused AIPAC of “alarming,” “severely racist, Islamophobic rhetoric,” of being an “obstacle to progress,” and of “trafficking in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric while lifting up Islamophobic voices and attitudes.” It was absurd for Ms. Pierre to level such accusations against AIPAC. In fact, AIPAC too often has a left-leaning lobbying agenda, including promoting Palestinian Arab statehood on Jewish land (the so-called, misleadingly-named “two-state solution”), and not supporting the right of Jews to live anywhere in Judea/Samaria, and not immediately and strongly supporting the Taylor Force Act which cut all $500 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority until they stopped paying Arabs to murder Jews and Americans.

Ms. Jean-Pierre also viciously lambasted AIPAC’s rightful opposition to the catastrophic Iran deal, and condemned speakers at the AIPAC Conference who appropriately criticized Jew-haters and Israel-haters in Congress – a reference to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and AOC.

In the same article, Ms. Jean-Pierre also gloated that “[n]ot one Democratic candidate for president showed” (which included Biden and Harris) up for the 2020 AIPAC national policy convention; indicated that MoveOn.org helped create the Democratic presidential candidates’ anti-AIPAC boycott; and praised the “no-show” Democrats as “boldly choosing to prioritize diplomacy and human rights over the power of a lobbying organization.”

Ms. Jean-Pierre is thus advancing the sickening, dangerous, Orwellian “cancel destruction culture” that falsely condemns and seeks to ostracize pro-Israel groups, even left-leaning ones, as “Islamophobic,” “against human rights,” and unfit to meet with.

According to the New York Post, Joe Biden’s campaign assigned Ms. Jean-Pierre to be Kamala Harris’ chief of staff for her vice presidential run. Senator Harris needs to reject Biden’s assignment to her of a blatant antisemite and Israel-hater to be her chief of staff. [1]


BlackPAC May 1 2018:


It’s time for #BlackWomenLead. Join our executive director, Adrianne Shropshire, in convo with MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre and Higher Heights for America, as she talks consolidating, maximizing and exercising Black women's political power.

O'Malley staffer

Karine Jean-Pierre, Deputy Campaign Manager-Martin O'Malley for President 2016.

Bill Thompson and Letitia James

In 2013 Karine Jean-Pierre joined Bill Thompson's mayoralty campaign, the became campaign manager for Letitia James successful public advocate run.

Lee and Watson Coleman


Karine Jean-Pierre with Bonnie Watson Coleman and Barbara Lee.

Obama connections


Karine Jean-Pierre was the southeast regional political director for Obama for America campaign. During the first Obama term, Jean-Pierre served as the regional political director for the White House Office of Political Affairs.

Albright/Aspen connection


Karine Jean-Pierre with Madeleine K. Albright.

Walmart Watch

In the mid 2000s Karine Jean-Pierre worked for SEIU's Walmart Watch.

Working for Sanders

In the mid 2000s Karine Jean-Pierre worked for city council-member James Sanders. Her duties involved working with ACORN and SEIU 1199.

Dinkins connection


Haiti delegation

On May 18th 2004 , a 21-year-old truck driver was on a shopping trip for his mother, when the bus he was on wasstopped at a police checkpoint in Portail St. Joseph in Haiti. Police let all the women off the bus and arrestedall the men, without warrant and without charge.The next day this man, who asked that his name not be revealed, saw a judge, who sent him to see aprosecutor. The prosecutor told him he would send his case to another judge to decide whether to hold trial orrelease him. He has not heard from anyone since, and as of Sept. 4 was still locked up in the National Penitentiary at Port-au-Prince. He says he still doesn't know why he's in prison.

This is just one of countless stories delegates on a four-day fact-finding delegation in Haiti heard about thedeteriorating human rights situation in that country.From Sept. 3-6, delegates from both coasts of the United States met with political prisoners, internal exiles, women's groups and labor leaders, who all told of a worsening of conditions since the Feb. 29 U.S. "coup-knapping" of democratically-elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.The Caribbean nation is now occupied by a United Nations "peacekeeping" force dominated by the U.S. and France. Josue Renaud of the New England Coalition for Human Rights in Haiti, a member of the delegation, told Workers World: "We are very concerned about the situation of these political prisoners, including Sò Anne, Neptune and Evert, arrested without warrants, under false charges. The government needs to release themimmediately.

"Kim Ives of Haiti Progres and the Haiti Support Network said, "Our visit helped reveal the depth and breadthof repression in Haiti today. The mainstream press, if they mention Haiti's political prisoners at all, focus juston two: constitutional Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and Lavalas activist So Anne. Our delegation revealed thatthere are scores of prisoners in the National Penitentiary alone, not to mention the other prisons around thecountry."We also uncovered that the problem of internal exile is much more prevalent than generally known. We learned that violence ranging from targeted killings to government-incited gang wars is driving thousandsfrom their homes.

"Also participating in the delegation were Haitian journalist Robert Benjamin, Catholic activist Kathy Boylan,radio program hosts Karine Jean-Pierre and Joseph Chery, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, SteelWorkers Local 8751 President Steve Gillis, filmmaker Katherine Kean, Haitian unionist Ray LaForest, former U.S. Army Capt. Lawrence Rockwood and LeiLani Dowell, who represented the International Action Center.

The delegation met with approximately 35 political prisoners, including Annette "SÒ Anne" Auguste, well-known Haitian singer and Lavalas activist; Prime Minister Yvon Neptune; and Minister of the Interior Jocelerme Evert.[2]

Supporting Aristide

On April 7 2004 in the Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College. A multinational crowd of 2,000, mainly people from Haiti and the English-speaking Caribbean, packed the hall to hear a program entitled "An Evening with Friends of Haiti: The Truth Behind the Haiti Coup."

A broad range of speakers and cultural performers ignited the stage for three-and-a-half hours to express heartfelt anti-imperialist solidarity with the besieged Caribbean country. Haiti has once again suffered a horrific atrocity with the U.S.-orchestrated kidnapping of its democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, on Feb. 29.

The rally was co-chaired by Kim Ives and Karine Jean-Pierre from Haiti Support Network (HSN), with Pat Chin and Sara Flounders from the Workers World Party controlled International Action Center.

Other speakers included Alina Sixto, Family Lavalas New York/Tri-State Area; Rep. Major Owens of Brooklyn; Mario Dupuy, Aristide's state secretary of communication; Don Rojas, Amy Goodman and Bernard White, WBAI-Pacifica Radio; Ray LaForest, Haitian labor organizer, District Council 1707; Brian Concannon, human-rights attorney; Brooklyn College student Starr Bernard; Serge Lilavois, Support Committee for PPN; Los Angeles anti-police brutality activist Michael Zinzun; Dominican activist Marc Torres; and Haitian performers Marguerite Laurent and Phantoms[3].