Matt Sanborn, of Laconia, N.H., a Boston College student who volunteered for Democratic candidates including Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate challenger Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, rests his hands on the top of his head while watching election returns during an election night rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

#NotWithHer? Hillary Clinton’s Name Doesn’t Appear on the Women’s March on Washington List of Heroes

After months of touting Hillary Clinton as the “most qualified person to ever run for president,” you’d think that her name would obviously appear on the list of heroes for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. Well, you’d be wrong.

The Women’s March group released an official document Thursday outlining its “guiding vision and principles” as well as an official honorees list—these are women whose activism has “paved the way” for women seeking equality.

The document even begins with a specific reference to Clinton—a quote, “women’s rights are human rights,” attributed to the Democratic Presidential candidate—but never actually mentions Hillary Clinton by name.

Needless to say, this move hasn’t gone over well.

Maybe being part of the political establishment for a quarter century isn’t “revolutionary” enough. Or maybe bumping her head against the glass ceiling did Hillary in. But fear not: a hashtag campaign has started, and we all know how effective those are. For those who are keeping track, #AddHerName is the new #I’mWithHer.

One feminist group has started a petition as well:

Wise Women for Hillary, an online advocacy group, sent an open letter to the march’s organizers and have started a petition asking the organizers to add Hillary’s name, but the group has not responded.

Is it too late for the organizers to respond and make the change? Or are they already trying to forget that Hillary’s disastrous campaign ever even happened?

 

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