Democratic congresswomen wear white to Trump's address in honor of suffrage movement

Droves of Democratic congresswomen are wearing “suffragette” white to President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE’s third State of The Union address in honor of the early 20th century movement that helped pave the way for women to earn the right to vote in America.

Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellThe Better Care Better Jobs Act would allow people like me to thrive McCarthy jokes it'll be hard not to 'hit' Pelosi with gavel if he is Speaker Nearly 140 Democrats urge EPA to 'promptly' allow California to set its own vehicle pollution standards MORE (D-Mich.) and other Democrats took to social media to share photos of themselves together in all white hours ahead of Trump’s speech on Tuesday afternoon.

According to USA Today, the symbolic move was organized by the House’s Democratic Women's Caucus. Dozens of congresswomen also made a similar gesture at Trump's State of the Union address last year.


When discussing the effort at a press conference on Tuesday, Rep. Brenda LawrenceBrenda Lulenar LawrenceBlack caucus chair arrested at Capitol during voting rights protest Supreme Court deals blow to Black Caucus voting rights efforts Democrats introduce equal pay legislation for US national team athletes MORE (D-Mich.), who chairs the caucus, reportedly said the group of congresswomen “stand united to speak out against President Trump’s backwards agenda, which seeks to set our women and attack the foundation that was built by the women pioneers of this country.”


Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) also called the move a “sign of women empowerment and unity” while speaking to reporters on Tuesday, according to USA Today.

“It is important for everyone, including the president, to understand that we play an important role here in the Congress and elsewhere,” she continued.

A bulk of the congresswomen were also seen donning “ERA YES” buttons in photos posted to social media on Tuesday to promote the Equal Rights Amendment, according to The Washington Post.

Over 200 buttons were reportedly provided to Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierJimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 75th anniversary, longest-married presidential couple Military braces for sea change on justice reform House panel plans mid-July consideration of military justice overhaul MORE's (D-Calif.) office by the ERA Coalition and the Feminist Majority to distribute to the other congresswomen. The move reportedly comes a week before the measure is scheduled to be heard in the House.