Bernie Sanders to give opening night speech at Women's Convention

Bernie Sanders to speak at Women's Convention in Detroit on Oct. 27

Bernie Sanders to speak at Women's Convention in Detroit on Oct. 27

Tamika Mallory, a Women's March cofounder, told the Detroit Free Press in an interview that Sanders "the right choice to be a headliner for the first national Women's Convention in 40 years".

One of the organizers of the Women's Convention tells the Free Press that Sanders is the right choice because he's "one of the most powerful USA senators. on progressive issues, women's issues, mobilizing millennials".

The same group who organized the women's march after President Trump was elected is having a women's convention.

Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze.

Last year, women who supported progressive Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders were admonished for doing so by his female rival's surrogates. In January, millions of women came out in an extraordinary and unprecedented display of power and resistance.

In a statement to Vox, organizers with the Women's March defended the decision to give Sanders the opening-night slot.

The convention aims to have participants leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

Numerous women taking part in that event wore t-shirts or held signs making reference to the 2016 presidential race won by Trump over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy's profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE, who at one point was called a "nasty woman" by her GOP opponent.

The Women's Convention will begin October 27 in Detroit and will last three days.

The organizers added: "We all know how busy women leaders are, and we are grateful for the support of women like Secretary Clinton and Senators Harris, Warren and Gillibrand.their schedules did not allow them to join us in Detroit".

Other speakers at the convention include actress Piper Perabo, transgender Latina activist Liliana Reyes, Michigan Democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer and several other activists and politicians.

The event's organizers issued a statement Wednesday following the heavy backlash present on social media over Sanders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will deliver the opening-night speech for the first-ever convention of the Women's March in Detroit in late October - and the announcement has set off yet another round of relitigating the Democratic presidential primary on Twitter.

People were quick to point out that Bernie hasn't always been a champion for women and that women issues aren't at the forefront of his politics.

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