Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) announced Thursday that he will no longer take part in the Women’s Convention next week and will instead travel to Puerto Rico, following significant backlash over his opening-night role at the event and a “clarification” that he would merely participate in a panel.
The Women’s Convention, a gathering organized by leaders of the Women’s March movement, apologized Tuesday for planning to have a male speaker address attendees for its opening night later this month, clarifying that he will not be headlining the event.
A key Women’s March organizer claimed Sunday that she had been kicked off an American Airlines flight earlier in the day and blamed “white male aggression” for the incident.
Liberal women, feminists, and Hillary Clinton supporters tore into Women’s March organizers on Thursday for their decision to have the decidedly male Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.) headline their 2017 convention.
The Women’s Convention will feature a male speaker to address more than 3,000 women and progressive activists for its opening night later this month.
The “Women’s Convention,” a meeting tied to the “Women’s March” movement, is keeping some people out because of its price tag: $295 for adults and $125 for students.
The organizers of the left-wing Women’s March are upset after American authorities deported a convicted terrorist to Jordan.
The Women’s March, which protested the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration and remains politically active, is reconvening to organize for the 2018 midterm elections.
Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent for CNN, slammed the Women’s March on Tuesday over a tweet from the group’s official Twitter account celebrating the birthday of convicted cop killer Assata Shakur.
The Women’s March defended its decision to honor a convicted cop killer’s birthday on the group’s official Twitter account, sending out a 20-tweet chain Monday night.