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Bernie has accepted an invite to be one of the speakers at the Women’s March Conference later this month in Detroit. This news and more in the comments!
From USA Today:
DETROIT — The Women’s Convention will feel the Bern later this month, when Bernie Sanders will address more than 3,000 women and progressive activists in Detroit as they get ready for the 2018 midterm elections.
The senator from Vermont, an independent who challenged Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is to address the crowd the evening of Oct. 27, on the first day of a three-day convention organized by the Women’s March.
“I’m honored to join the women at the front lines of our struggle for economic, social, racial and environmental justice. In January, millions of women came out in an extraordinary and unprecedented display of power and resistance,” Sanders said in reference to the Women’s March on Washington and sister protests in cities around the world on the first day of President Trump’s administration. “Now more than ever, we must support the leadership of women across the country and fight together to advance our progressive agenda.”
Other speakers include:
• Actress and producer Piper Perabo
• Sally Kohn, CNN political commentator and columnist
• Symone Sanders, former press secretary for the Sanders 2016 campaign and CNN political commentator
• Rep Maxine Waters, headliner
• Nomiki Konst, co-founder and executive director of The Accountability Project
• Leah Greenberg, co-founder of the Trump resistance group Indivisible
• Liliana Reyes, a transgender Latina activist
• Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
• Stosh Colter, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action
• Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution
• Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
• Michigan state Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit
• Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda Lopez
• Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer
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