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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women lawmakers wear white to State of the Union to honor suffragists

February 28, 2020
In The News

For the second yr in a row, Democratic girls lawmakers — together with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi — wore white Tuesday evening to President Trump’s State of the Union handle. The hassle was organized by the Democratic Women’s Caucus as a nod to the suffrage motion of the early 20th century that culminated with the ratification of the 19th modification, granting girls the proper to vote. “Proud to be part of my fellow @HouseDemWomen as we speak as we #WearWhite to present help for the ongoing combat to obtain equality for girls throughout the nation,” Pelosi tweeted earlier Tuesday. Pelosi included a photograph exhibiting white-clad Democratic congresswomen standing hand-in-hand on a staircase. The co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, of Michigan, tweeted that she was donning white Tuesday “as a result of girls have been at the forefront of the combat for equal pay, reasonably priced well being care, repro freedom & security from violence and discrimination.”