Democratic women will wear white to the State of the Union once again in a show of solidarity to American women and a nod to the suffragette movement.
The House Democratic Women’s Working Group invited all women members of Congress to join in on the statement, and so far, many women have answered the call.
This photo was taken hours before President Donald Trump is set to make his address to all members of Congress:
House Democratic women pose pre-SOTU in suffragette white pic.twitter.com/YCURcy5gTi
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) February 5, 2019
The House Democratic Women’s Working Group held a press conference Tuesday afternoon while already adorned in their white outfits to explain the message behind them.
“Tonight, when President Trump gives the State of the Union, when he looks at the Democratic side of the House, he will see a wave of suffragette white as Democrats promote a crucial piece of our ‘For the People’ agenda,” Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) said.
“Tackling issues that keep women from meeting their full economic potential, like raising the minimum wage, paycheck fairness, access to affordable quality childcare, promoting family-friendly workplaces, and, of course, access to health care. With the new majority, our Democratic Working Women’s Group is gonna bring all of this to the forefront because women and their families have waited and waited too long for the economic security that they deserve.”
Watch the video below:
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Democratic women wore white to the 2017 joint address to Congress soon after Trump’s inauguration. According to CNN, the group decided to wear black last year to show solidarity with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.