[Ed. – They are counting on Bill Clinton not to show up.]
Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) and a group of female Democratic lawmakers are planning to wear black to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address later this month in order to stand in solidarity with the #TimesUp and other movements shining a light on sexual assault and harassment.
Speier announced on Twitter she and her fellow Democratic congresswomen in the House of Representatives were “calling on” all lawmakers–”men & women, Democrats & Republicans –to wear black to the State of the Union address at the end of this month.
“My colleagues and I in the @HouseDemWomen are calling on our fellow MoCs – women & men, Democrats & Republicans – to wear black to this year’s #SOTU in solidarity w/survivors of sexual harassment/violence in Hollywood, politics, the military, academia, etc. #TIMESUP #MeToo,” Speier tweeted on Wednesday.
The call to wear black mirrors the decision by women, and many men, in Hollywood to wear all blackto the Golden Globe Awards last weekend. The decision came in response to a growing national conversation about sexual harassment and assault that began in the wake of allegations against Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein.