Women in the House Democratic Caucus will be wearing white during President Trump’s joint address to Congress on Tuesday in honor of women’s suffrage.
Dozens of the female lawmakers were spotted wearing white, the official color of the women's suffrage movement, during the chamber’s first votes Tuesday afternoon, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the first female Speaker.
“We wear white to unite against any attempts by the Trump Administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century, and we will continue to support the advancement of all women. We will not go back,” said Rep. Lois FrankelLois Jane FrankelDemocrats repeal prohibition on funding abortions abroad Investing in child care paves the way to a better economy Democrats introduce equal pay legislation for US national team athletes MORE (D-Fla.), who chairs the Democratic Women’s Working Group and is spearheading the move to wear white on Tuesday.
Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE made a similar gesture last month, wearing a white pantsuit to Trump’s inauguration. She also wore white at other major moments during the presidential campaign, including when she became the first woman to accept a major party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year.
So far just one lawmaker, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), has announced plans to boycott the speech altogether.