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Women's Working Group Invites Sex Assault Victims to State of Union

13 January, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Women's Working Group Invites Sex Assault Victims to State of Union

And news reports today have stated that this overwhelming show of solidarity has inspired women in a different industry to wear black for another important event, the American State of the Union address.

According to NBC News, some House members are planning to invite survivors of sexual assault to emphasize the importance of the issue. More recently, the group spearheaded a call for a Congressional investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Trump.

This is not the first time the women of congress have coordinated their outfits of a cause.

Clinton, herself, wore white during key moments of her 2016 presidential campaign.

Rep. Jackie Speier told CNN that she and other members of the House Democratic Women's Working Group will be wearing black to express their support of the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movements which seek to bring an end to sexual harassment and give victims a voice. It's unclear who squelched the idea, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) implied she didn't want to alienate Republican lawmakers who might help Democrats with anti-sexual misconduct legislation in the future.




'I don't expect to see diamonds or a lot of flesh, ' the congresswoman remarked.

Oregon Democrat Rep. Earl Blumenauer meanwhile said he meant to boycott the January 30 speech altogether. "Instead like I did during Trump's Inauguration, I will be working here at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union".

Green is one of a handful of Democrats who's been calling for Trump's impeachment.

Democratic aides predicted other lawmakers will bring guests with perspectives relevant to the harassment debate. Ted Lieu of California and Steve Cohen of Tennessee told the Hill they do, however, plan to attend.

Each member of Congress is given one guest ticket to use as they wish. NBC News reported that the "discussion" of bringing Trump's accusers was quickly "killed".

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