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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Democratic women in Congress wearing white to Trump's State of the Union to honor suffrage movement

February 4, 2020
In The News

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers – all women – strutted into the House chamber this evening wearing white to send a message to President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address. The Democratic Women's Caucus in the House organized the effort. The color choice honors the women's suffrage movement that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which granted women the right to vote. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., the co-chair of the caucus, said the group stands united "against President Trump's backwards agenda," which she said attacks "the foundation that was built by the women pioneers of this country." In a news conference house before Trump's speech, Lawrence highlighted the women who struggled for equality throughout history and added that “the battle continues,” specifically highlighting women’s right to reproductive health care.