Last year, women who supported progressive Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders were admonished for doing so by his female rival's surrogates.
MSNBC political analyst Joan Walsh remarked sarcastically: 'Might just be me, but I'd have loved to see a woman keynote the Women's Convention'.
In its statement, the Women's March also emphasized that more than 60 women - including Waters, United We Dream's Greisa Martinez, and Our Revolution's Nina Turner - are going to speak prominently at the convention.
The 35-year-old, who is a community organizer from Austin, Texas, said she is not planning on attending the convention because of scheduling conflicts; though she did participate in the March in January.
Those who didn't understand that the backlash towards Sanders alleged that the convention's organizer's likely wouldn't be able to afford preferred speaker Hillary Clinton, who was reported to be priced at $275,000 in 2015.
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"I knew you weren't to be trusted when you threw HRC under the bus at the march, but this is beyond the pale", one user wrote on Twitter Thursday.
The Women's March, which attracted hundreds of thousands of protesters the weekend of Donald Trump's inauguration, has come to symbolize the resistance to Trump's administration - but many feel that the Women's Convention, happening October 27 through 29, should kick off with, well, a woman.
Other prominent speakers at the conference include U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D. Calif., as well as actress Amber Tamlyn, CNN political commentator Sally Kohn, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and actress/producer Piper Perabo. This omission sparked a social media movement, with many using the hashtag #AddHerName.
"We all know how busy women leaders are, and we are grateful for the support of women like Secretary Clinton along with Senators Harris, Warren and Gillibrand". Harris will be in Rhode Island on October 27 helping Sen. 'Although their schedules did not allow them to join us in Detroit the weekend of October 27, they will be fighting for our shared values, as they do every day'.
"Detroit is a lovely city, full of historical and political significance, and a multitude of lived experiences - a ideal setting for women, femmes and our allies seeking to strengthen our growing, intersectional movement", the organizer's wrote on its website.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is tabbed as the opening-night speaker for the 3-day Women's Convention later this month in Detroit.