Written By Debra Murray
Female democratic lawmakers are planning to protest against Trump’s State of Union on the issue of sexual assault. The protest has been seen being supported at the Golden Globes by many celebrities, and will be continued by lawmakers by wearing black to Trump’s State of Union address later this month.
“This is a culture change that is sweeping the country and Congress is embracing it,” said Rep. Jackie Speier who is leading the protest to call attention to the issue and launched the #metoocongress campaign on Twitter, focusing primarily on sexual assault in the work force.
Members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group will be seen in black at Trump’s State of Union address with hopes of drawing more attention of the people in power on the issue. President Trump also has been receiving allegations about misconduct from over a dozen women.
“We are supporting the brave women in every industry and every corner of the country who are making their voices heard. We are at a watershed moment in the nationwide fight against sexual harassment and discrimination, and we must continue to keep up the drumbeat of action for real change,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.