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When the Golden Globes took place, female celebrities wore black to protest sexual harassment and assault. Although the majority of Hollywood stars in attendance wore black, Blanca Blanco wore a different color.
Blanco sported a red dress. Her choice of outfit wasn't a snub of her fellow celebrities' cause, either:
The issue is bigger than my dress color #TIMESUP
— Blanca Blanco (@blancablanco) January 8, 2018
Now, women in Congress are taking a cue from Hollywood, as female Democrats on Capitol Hill are planning to wear black to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is heading up the action.
As reported by NBC News:
Support for the symbolic protest is high within the Democratic Women's Working Group, which includes all of the Democratic women in the House, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told NBC News on Tuesday.
“This is a culture change that is sweeping the country, and Congress is embracing it,” Speier said.
Speier said that she and the other members of the DWWG were inviting men and women attending — both Democratic and Republican — to join in.
Trump will give his State of the Union speech on Jan. 30. And if Speier's protest gains more momentum, it won't be without some kind of controversy.
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