Members are urging their colleagues to wear black, echoing a demonstration of solidarity by female actors at the recent Golden Globe Awards.
Female Democrats Plan to Wear Black to Trump’s State of the Union Address in Protest of Sexual Assault
Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) and a group of female Democratic lawmakers are planning to wear black to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address later this month in order to stand in solidarity with the #TimesUp and other movements shining a light on sexual harassment and assault.
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Democrats are bringing sexual assault and sexual harassment survivors to Trump’s first State of the Union
Each year an elected official is given an option to bring someone to the State of the Union address. Most bring advocates of key policy issues, heroes from their districts, soldiers and service members or first responders. This year, however, Democrats are going a different route. According to NBC News, some House members are planning to invite survivors of sexual assault to emphasize the importance of the issue. "Some members will be bringing survivors of…