The Women's March on Washington no doubt owes a debt of gratitude to Hillary Clinton, but apparently not enough to name her an official honoree
The Women’s March on Washington no doubt owes a debt of gratitude to Hillary Clinton, but apparently not enough to name her an official honoree.
The self-described “women-led movement” released its Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles on Thursday, which included the names of 27 women who were singled out as “revolutionary leaders who paved the way for us to march.”
It came as a surprise to many that the first woman to win the nomination for president of a major political party did not make the cut.
A petition to have Clinton’s name added to the list quickly popped up on Change.org. “As activists and allies, we are dismayed that March organizers excluded Hillary Rodham Clinton as an honoree who has inspired women around the world to serve and to lead,” the petition reads.
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The petition goes on to say, “It is important that an inclusive feminist movement show basic sisterhood towards the only women who won her party’s nomination to run as president in the United States.”
Fox News contributor Leslie Marshall is among the many who voiced their dismay on Twitter using the hashtag #AddHerName, writing simply, “#AddHerName DAMMIT! @HillaryClinton”
Noted Clinton supporter Lena Dunham seemingly weighed in on the issue late Thursday night with an Instagram post dedicated to Clinton which used the hashtag #WhyIMarch.
The controversy even conjured some conspiracy theorists out of the ether, blaming Jill Stein and even Bernie Sanders for the omission.
“Hey Jill Stein & Bernie Sanders cultists,” one person wrote. “You can try to erase Hillary from the #WomensMarch but she kicked both of your asses. #AddHerName.”
It’s worth noting that Clinton has no plans to attend the march.