Gloria Steinem, the iconic women's rights activist and recipient for the Presidential Medal of Freedom is in Boise today, Monday October 17 2016, for two events: an afternoon event directly stumping for Hillary for America, the campaign behind Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic Presidential Nomination, and an evening at the Morrison Center at Boise State University that starts at 8pm.
A call to the Republican Party chair was not returned for this story.
Steinem appeared at the Jordan Ballroom this afternoon to an audience of dozens, opening her remarks by saying while she was glad it was Clinton running for president, were it Palin who had received the nomination she wouldn't be as enthused.
She also said she wasn't in Boise to tell people how to vote, but to vote, explaining that people who feel powerless are often convinced by entrenched powers that their vote will not matter. "The voting booth is the only place on earth," said Steinem, "where the most powerful and the least powerful are equal. and it's the only place on earth that doens't discriminate in any way."