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Judi Lynn

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:14 PM Jan 2019

State of the Union: women of both parties invited to wear 'suffragette white' [View all]

The House Democratic women’s working group says it will be a symbol of solidarity
Sam Wolfson
Wed 30 Jan 2019 14.35 EST Last modified on Wed 30 Jan 2019 14.36 EST

Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress could be an overwhelmingly white affair, and we’re not just talking about Senate Republicans.

The House Democratic women’s working group is inviting female members of both parties to wear white to the address next week as a symbol of solidarity.

Lois Frankel, the chair of the working group, tweeted to say she was “looking forward to wearing suffragette white” to “honor all those who came before us & send a message of solidarity that we’re not going back on our hard-earned rights!”

The group engaged in a similar move last year, at Trump’s joint address to Congress. That time around they said the sartorial choice was to promote their support for a number of women’s issues, including equal pay and reproductive rights.

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