The organisers of the Women’s March on Washington have come under attack for not including Hillary Clinton.
Her name does not appear on a list of honourees, and reports are surfacing that she was not invited to the march. She was at the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. She tweeted that she did so “today to honor our democracy & its enduring values”.
Some accuse the organisers as being motivated by Bernie Sanders, the senator who was deliberately sidelined into defeat by the Democratic Party in favour of Hillary Clinton during the primaries.
Twitter Movement for Clinton
On Twitter demands for Clinton to be added to the list have intensified under the hashtag, #AddHerName.
A relative handful of people have tweeted that support for Sanders had resulted in Hillary Clinton being omitted from the list, and it was support for the policies of Sanders that was driving the march rather than feelings inspired by Clinton.
Muslim – American activist, Linda Sarsour, a march organiser wrote on Facebook, that the march was “always bigger than Hillary”.
“Even for women who were die hard supporters they want to know when she’s gonna decide not to attend the inauguration of a man who disrespected her and millions of women across the country.”
The organisers of the March have also excluded pro – life women in the list of honourees. In a statement it said the “platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one.
We want to assure all our partners, as well as participants, that we are pro-choice as clearly stated in our Unity Principles. We look forward to marching on behalf of individuals who share the view that women deserve the right to make their own reproductive decisions.”
Due to the underhand tactics used by the Democratic Party to ensure a Clinton win in the primaries for the democratic nomination, many feel these actions handed the election to Trump.