Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Democrats Are Bringing Sexual Assault Survivors to the State of the Union

Democrats Are Bringing Sexual Assault Survivors to the State of the Union

And in January 2017, Frankel led the DWWG to wear white to Trump's first congressional address, a nod to the suffragettes.

The members of the Democratic Women's Working Group, which represents female Democrats in the House, plan to wear black to the address, weeks after actresses wore black to the Golden Globes in support of the Time's Up initiative.

Members of the working group also intend to wear black to the State of the Union address to show their support for victims of sexual misconduct.

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It is unclear how many women will join the silent protest, which is likely to draw attention to the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct that have been levied against Mr Trump himself.

This year the women settled on wearing black after watching the Golden Globes.

Last year, for Trump's joint address - the speech becomes the State of the Union after the president's first year in office - Democratic Reps.

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The move resembles those made by Trump leading up to the election when he invited the women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct to a debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., one of the House's most vocal supporters of improving the reporting and mediation process for workplace complaints, invited civil rights activist Tarana Burke. Maxine Waters of California and Al Green of Texas both sat out. Each member of Congress is allowed one guest to the State of the Union.

However, several Democrats told the network that there had been no discussion of bringing any of the women who have accused the president of misdeeds. NBC News reported that the "discussion" of bringing Trump's accusers was quickly "killed".

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