When President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, he will be met with a large contingent of women members of Congress wearing white in tribute to the suffragettes and to honor the voters who sent them to retake Congress in November.
Florida Rep. Lois Frankel, chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, took to Twitter to encourage women to join the movement:
"We'll honor all those who came before us & send a message of solidarity that we're not going back on our hard-earned rights!" tweeted Frankel.
I'm looking forward to wearing suffragette white to #SOTU next week with all @HouseDemWomen! We'll honor all those… https://t.co/xIs3tpkVVC— Rep. Lois Frankel (@Rep. Lois Frankel) 1548864494.0
The participating Congresswomen have been sharing pictures of themselves in their suffragette white all day on social media.
Today, we wear suffragette white to send a strong message that we are fighting #ForThePeople and advancing women’s… https://t.co/SqnLlCosXf— Jan Schakowsky (@Jan Schakowsky) 1549400207.0
Today, we wear suffragette white to send a strong message that we are fighting #ForThePeople and advancing women’s… https://t.co/pSjHL4U9TS— Rep. Doris Matsui (@Rep. Doris Matsui) 1549401086.0
The women of the #116th were asked to wear white tonight in tribute to the #suffragetes Tonight, I honor women like… https://t.co/xUaml4BObx— Ayanna Pressley (@Ayanna Pressley) 1549409133.0
Proud to stand with my female colleagues & wear suffragette white to the #SOTU. @HouseDemocrats are fighting For th… https://t.co/WJWCrP9eC4— Archive: Nita Lowey (@Archive: Nita Lowey) 1549402462.0
Women belong in the House - working on national security issues. Proud to wear white to the #SOTU tonight in hono… https://t.co/KYHU9JPTn9— Rep. Abigail Spanberger (@Rep. Abigail Spanberger) 1549403151.0
With more women in Congress than ever, we're wearing suffragette white to the #SOTU to remind Trump that we will no… https://t.co/7sOMwrG8KX— Judy Chu (@Judy Chu) 1549409532.0
Even once they were inside the chamber:
We’re ready for #SOTU! Standing strong in suffragette white. 💪🏽 https://t.co/B80148cMTW— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@Rep. Pramila Jayapal) 1549418179.0
MORE: House Democratic women pose for a selfie as they arrive for #SOTU https://t.co/iT13qvcSKB— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Bloomberg Quicktake) 1549418227.0
Including, of course, Speaker Pelosi:
Vice Pres. Mike Pence, Speaker Nancy Pelosi await Pres. Trump's State of the Union address. https://t.co/aiCxLU221a… https://t.co/3XuQ5bXLeA— ABC News (@ABC News) 1549417163.0
And people were feeling the love.
@MSNBC Love this.— Michael Nangle (@Michael Nangle) 1549414413.0
@MSNBC Y'all look fabulous...— Ima Platypus ©️ ✍️ (@Ima Platypus ©️ ✍️) 1549414422.0
People we so here for it.
At first I thought the better option was not to go to the #SOTU2019 but then I realized how much it might scare Tru… https://t.co/92XNYSBA1n— I can't, my plants need me. (@I can't, my plants need me.) 1549121474.0
My ladies wearing white today, #suffragettewhite, sharing a look, smile, head nod with you was truly uplifting. Proud of my right to #vote.— ＫＡＴＲＩＮＡ•ＬＡＷ (@ＫＡＴＲＩＮＡ•ＬＡＷ) 1478652288.0
@thehill https://t.co/M8h15VAMsU— Deborah Farkas (@Deborah Farkas) 1549409856.0
Although some felt that a different costume would have been more appropriate.
And some said it wasn't enough.
@CNN Dress in red hooded robes. https://t.co/4X3ezIpawM— health care semi-professional (@health care semi-professional) 1548833458.0
@CNN Not to be outdone, @realDonaldTrump suggests women wear white HATS with artistic red cloaks for his #SOTU. https://t.co/wEljK29H4V— Kelli Richardson (@Kelli Richardson) 1548822783.0
Trump may be displaying the names of his donors during the speech, but we're looking forward to a display of women in white, and the message it sends, at tonight's State of the Union address.