Trump will face dozens of women wearing black during his State of the Union Address.
“[We] stand in solidarity with all women who have been exploited, abused, assaulted, sexuall assaulted, sexually harassed, and it’s time now that the #MeToo movement, which now is part of our lives, moves forward. And so, we’re here in solidarity with all those women who need to know that their members of Congress get where they’re standing.”
Democratic Representative Barbara Lee stated. “We have #MeToo stories also, and today with the State Of the Union, a message by a president who has denigrated women, it is very important we affirm our solidarity with all women."
“We’re wearing black. It’s not unlike being at a funeral, but it is burying all those indiscretions.” Democratic Representative Joyce Beatty stated. “I think it’s important for me to be here today and to wear black as a member of Congress standing up for women, standing up for DREAMers, standing up in solidarity with my brothers and sisters, because today, we would like to move forward.”
“When women are in a position where they’re not able to do their work because they’re harassed, because they’re really finding that there’s agendas out there that are not in their best interest, that they can’t perform as well and we want their full opportunity to do that.” Democratic Representative Susan Davis stated.