Here's Why 106 Congresswomen Are Wearing White To The State Of The Union



The drama leading up to this year\'s State of The Union address has superseded a lot of what needs to be discussed — like healthcare, national security, equal pay, foreign affairs, and immigration. Though the unpredictable President Trump is expected to stick to script, it will be hard to ignore the sea of white suits that will take up most of the Capitol as more than 100 members of the Democratic Women\'s Working Group salute the women\'s suffrage movement.That\'s right: It\'s not just Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this time — so many Congress members will be wearing white, it would be odd if they didn\'t.The group, led by Rep. Lois Frankel (D) of Florida, follows in the footsteps of female leaders before them who wore white as a nod to the early 20th century suffragettes, including Geraldine Ferraro, Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, and others. The term \"suffragette,\" first used in 1906 as a term of derision, was assigned to any activist who fought for a woman\'s right to vote in public el

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