The people behind the Women’s March have organized a convention for their far left supporters at the end of October. The opening night will be kicked off with a speech by Bernie Sanders. The choice of a man to speak has many supporters outraged.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Supporters revolt over Bernie Sanders speech at Women’s Convention
Women’s March organizers angered their supporters Thursday by announcing that Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver an address on the opening night of its inaugural National Women’s Convention, leading to some saying they are boycotting the event and the group.
“This choice sends the wrong message. We’ve reached out to the @womensmarch organizers to share our disappointment and offer our help,” EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock, who heads the political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office, wrote on Twitter.
“It’s not enough to say we want women to make change — we have to uplift the women leaders doing the work,” Schriock added.
— Stephanie Schriock (@Schriock1) October 12, 2017
More than 3,000 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, I-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’s reproductive rights are negotiable, [and] wrote rape fantasies deliver … [an] opening night speech for women? How can this be?”
This is why identity politics doesn’t work. It separates people into groups and then pits them against each other.