Bernie Sanders, who many look to as the dominant voice of the progressive movement is set to give a speech on the opening night of The Women’s Convention – even though he is a man. The Women’s March is a three-day convention for more than 3,000 women and activists set to kick off on October 27th. The goal is to “build political” power ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

“I think that right now, no one can deny that Bernie Sanders is probably one of the most powerful U.S. senators … on progressive issues, women’s issues, mobilizing Millennials.” – Tamika Mallory, co-founder The Women’s March

Other Notable Speakers: 

  • U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters
  • Actress and producer Piper Perabo
  • Sally Kohn, CNN political commentator and columnist
  • 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 Cotler, 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 Democratic state Rep. Stephanie Chang
  • Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda Lopez
  • Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer