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

Droves of Democratic congresswomen are wearing “suffragette” white to President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled 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 DingellCourt orders release of Black Michigan teen who was jailed for missing schoolwork Lobbying world Great American Outdoors Act will deliver critical investments to our national parks, forests 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 LawrenceFormer Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says public health threat of loneliness compounded by COVID-19; Trump says task force will 'evolve' Black Caucus moves to front and center in COVID fight House reverses, but Senate to return despite COVID threat 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 SpeierDemocrats demand Esper explicitly ban Confederate flag and allow Pride, Native Nations flags Overnight Defense: Pompeo pressed on move to pull troops from Germany | Panel abruptly scraps confirmation hearing | Trump meets family of slain soldier House passes amendment barring funding for transgender troops ban 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.