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Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:46

Feminists pile on Women's March for inviting Bernie Sanders to give opening remarks at upcoming convention

Written by  Emily Jashinsky

Feminists are fighting this week after the Women's March announced Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is slated to deliver the opening speech at their upcoming convention.

Sanders is set to address the group's Women's Convention, a three-day event hosted in Detroit, on Oct.

27.

"We believe as women ... that we ought to have more than just women at the Women's Convention," Women's March co-founder Tamkia Mallory told the Detroit Free Press. "People want to hear from the leadership from within our government who can give us some insight about what's happening ... so we can know what we need to do to be able to organize."

Incredibly disappointed @womensmarch.You couldnt find any inspiring, powerful, woman to give the opening speech? I can give u a long list. https://t.co/n8HvU1367Q— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 12, 2017

Pretty amazing. How did the WomensMarch not find any woman for this gig? Unfollowing https://t.co/vJJhB99KUa— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) October 12, 2017

So... there were no women available ... to open the womens convention...? https://t.co/m1QDj2KX4N— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 12, 2017

Influential feminist leaders and organizations were not convinced.

"Incredibly disappointed @womensmarch.You couldn't find any inspiring, powerful, woman to give the opening speech? I can give u a long list," tweeted Will & Grace actress Debra Messing.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

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