Ocasio-Cortez talks wearing 'suffragette' white: 'So much more that we have to fight for'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: Detailed sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo 'painful to read' The GOP's uncertain future Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' MORE (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that she was wearing "suffragette" white to President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE's State of the Union address because "there's so much more that we have to fight for."

"2019 is the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote ... and there's so much more that we have to fight for," Ocasio-Cortez told CNN before the event.


"From wage equality, to paycheck fairness, to protecting ourselves and believing survivors."

She also added that the record number of women in the freshman class of Congress showed that the fight for gender equality has reaped rewards.

Dozens of lawmakers, the majority of which were Democratic women, showed up in white to Trump's address.

Last week, the House Democratic Women’s Working Group urged female members from both parties to wear white to the event in homage to the suffragette movement.

Democratic women in 2017 also wore white during Trump’s joint address to Congress to show their support for women’s issues, including equal pay and reproductive rights.