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Women should wear suffragette white to Trump's state address



A group of Democratic women in parliament calls on women's deputies from both parties to wear white to support women's rights to President Donald Trump's State of Union, which is now taking place on 5 February.

The House Democratic Women's CNN reported on Tuesday,

"Wearing suffragette white is a respectful message of solidarity with women across the country and a statement that we will not continue our hard-won rights," said the Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) V CNN.

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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) was wearing a white trouser suit this month when she was sworn to Congress, she noted on Twitter that she chose her clothes "to honor the women who paved the way for me, and all the women who will come."

Hillary Clinton dressed in white when she won the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 Geraldine Ferraro also had accepted

Geraldine Ferraro when she took over the first vice-presidential nomination during the 1984 Democrat convention, after Shirley had headed Chisholm, who in 1969 became the first black woman to wear her swearing-in in Congress.

Last year, participants in the state of the Union were invited to engage in the Times Up and Me Too Movement against sexual assault and harassment in large and small industries, including government, media and entertainment.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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