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Women's Convention faces backlash after Bernie Sanders lands a prime speaking slot

Women's Convention faces backlash after Bernie Sanders lands a prime speaking slot

In two weeks, thousands of people will convene in Detroit for the Women's Convention, the first national convention led by the organizers of the Women's March. The January march drew millions of participants worldwide in protest of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

The event aims to bring together an "unprecedented" number of activists and leaders to share strategies, and build on the momentum from the march, according to its website. The convention theme? "Reclaiming our time."

But organizers came under fire Thursday after announcing that a prime speaking slot will go to a man: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate will...

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