Women’s March organizers angered their supporters Thursday by announcing that……
Women’s March: Women’s March organizers angered their supporters Thursday by announcing that Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver an address on the opening night of it’s inaugural National Women’s Convention, leading to some saying they are boycotting the event and the group.
“It’s not enough to say we want women to make change- we have to uplift the women leaders doing the work.” Shchriock added The theme for the three-day convention,which is set to take place in Detroit, Mich beginning Oct. 27 is “Reclaiming Our Time” the phrase Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif, coined after she used it repeatedly during a house Financial Services Committee meeting in July.
More than 3000 women and progressive activists were expected to attend, but some like Amy Lappos are now reconsidering their plans in the wake of the controversial decision to invite Sanders, l-Vt. ” I was so excited for this, Just cancelled my trip to Detroit,” Lappos told the Washington Examiner.
“How can a man who called Planned Parenthood the establishment, says women reproductive rights are negotiable,[and] wrote rape fantasies deliver……[an] opening night speech for women? How can this be?” She had also “Unfollowed” Women’s March social media accounts, Lappos continued.
A representative of Women’s March did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment, but the group released a statement on social media after the backlash.