One of the organizers, Tamika Mallory, told the DetroitFree Press that Sanders is the right choice because he is in line with the principles of the Women's March. On their website, it says the convention is supposed to bring together "thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds", so they hired Bernie Sanders, a white man, to speak on opening night.
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Mallory said that the convention will focus on the 2018 election and how to "build political power", especially among progressive activists and marginalized groups.
Organizers behind the Women's Convention still feel the Bern - and for that, they are feeling the backlash.
The event's organizers issued a statement Wednesday following the heavy backlash present on social media over Sanders.
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Still, it wasn't clear if the Women's March had offered Warren, Harris, and Gillibrand the same slot given to Sanders.
April Reign, an activist who helped launch the #OscarsSoWhite movement in 2015, hit out at the organizers of the convention, saying she was "stunned" that a man was picked to open the first women's convention in 40 years. "Sanders will be speaking at the Women's Convention".
Some Twitter users put together a list of high-profile female politicians and activisst who could have delivered the keynote speech instead of Sanders, among them Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan; former first lady Michelle Obama; US Supreme Court justices Sonya Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Hillary Clinton and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
Sander, who unsuccessfully ran agaisnt Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, said he was 'honored to join the women'. Our program features more than 60 women leading in activism, organizing and advocacy, as well as grassroots leaders running for and serving in office across the country. In January, millions of women came out in an extraordinary and unprecedented display of power and resistance.
Other speakers include actress and activist Piper Perabo, political commentator and community organizer Sally Kohn, The Young Turks reporter Nomiki Konst, co-executive director of the Indivisible Project Leah Greenberg, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan state Rep. Stephanie Chang, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and others.
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