Hillary Clinton sent a poignant message with her bright red pantsuit on Tuesday afternoon at the Girls Inc. luncheon in New York City. Clinton's suit color of choice is no coincidence. She spoke to the group one day before the Day Without A Woman protest and the International Women's Strike on March 8, when many women will stay home from work and school, refrain from spending money (with the exception of local or female-owned businesses), and march in the streets.
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OTTUMWA, IA - JULY 07: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally at the home of Nancy and Dennis Emanuel on July 7, 2015 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Clinton's second stop of the day in Iowa provided the 60 people in attendence with an opportunity to hear from the former Senator and Secretary of State about her platform for her run the office of President of the United States. (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - JUNE 14: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during a campaign event at the the Elwell Family food Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on June 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton officially kicked off her 2016 bid for the White House yesterday during an event on New Yorks Roosevelt Island. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as former President Bill Clinton looks on her official campaign launch on June 13, 2015 in New York City. The Democratic presidential hopeful spoke at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Democratic Presidential hopeful and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton participates in a small business roundtable discussion with members of the small business community at Capital City Fruit on April 15, 2015 in Norwalk, Iowa. Mrs. Clinton has spent the last two days in Iowa to focus on smaller communities in Iowa and have discussions about how to make the economy work for everyday Americans. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Honoree Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage at the RFK Ripple Of Hope Gala at Hilton Hotel Midtown on December 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for RFK Ripple Of Hope)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 17: Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her book 'Hard Choices' at Bookends Bookstore on July 17, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses members of the audience at the The World Resource Institute Courage To Lead Luncheon at the 538 Park Avenue on June 12, 2014 in New York City. Clinton delivered remarks as she introduced Chairman of the World Resources Institute James A. Harmon, who was being honored at the luncheon. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during the 2017 Girls Inc. New York luncheon celebrating women of achievement at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Red is the color associated with the movement, signaling love, energy, and determination. Those who are unable to take the day off in protest are encouraged to wear the color to stand in solidarity with other women. Clinton wearing the color was a show of support for the initiative.
While accepting the Girls Inc.'s Champion for Girls award, Clinton discussed the importance of encouraging young women who may dream of a future in politics. "Let us hope there is a wave of young women running for office in America, and let's be sure we support them in every way we can," she said. "Let's help them shatter stereotypes and lift each other up. They are the history-makers, the glass-ceiling breakers of tomorrow. They are among the reasons I am so optimistic about our future."
Clinton has used her clothing to send messages in the past, with this red pantsuit being the latest sign of her carefully executed fashion subtext.