Dem lawmaker inspires social media users to share selfies in their glasses

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBeto could give Biden and Bernie a run for their money Pelosi says she backs lowering voting age to 16 America has a democracy problem MORE (D-Mass.) encouraged social media users on Wednesday to share pictures in their glasses after a mom wanted encouragement for her daughter who hated her new spectacles.

Pressley tweeted a photo saying that she had “no choice” but to wear her glasses in public after she ran out of contact lenses.

The congresswoman, who had been “rocking’ bifocals since 2nd grade,” asked fellow female lawmakers including Reps. Lauren UnderwoodLauren UnderwoodThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority Dems seek relief for worried taxpayers in tough filing season Dem lawmaker inspires social media users to share selfies in their glasses MORE (D-Ill.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOfficials dismiss criticism that Trump rhetoric to blame for New Zealand attack Tlaib: Trump needs to send a 'very loud and clear' signal against domestic terrorism, white supremacy The Memo: Questions sharpen for Trump after New Zealand massacre MORE (D-Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBeto could give Biden and Bernie a run for their money Left-wing Dems in minority with new approach to spending Lawmakers contemplate a tough political sell: Raising their pay MORE (D-N.Y.)  to also share pictures of their lenses.

“Ran into a mom who asked me to post this pic for her 9yr old who hates her new glasses,” Pressley wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez told her colleague that she looked “fab” in a comment. Tlaib responded with her own selfie.

“.@AyannaPressley women in Congress wear eye glasses & look fresh doing it. Love them on you sis! You look even more fierce.”

Pressley encouraged several other Twitter users to share their own pictures with their glasses.

Many wrote “representation matters.”