Female Democrats plan to protest at Trump's State of the Union address in all black

This year’s State of the Union address may feature more black outfits than usual.

A group of female Democratic lawmakers is reportedly planning to wear black to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, in solidarity with movements protesting sexual harassment and assault in numerous industries.

NBC News first reported the lawmakers’ plan on Twitter, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) confirmed to HuffPost that she was planning to take part in the action.

“This is a culture change that is sweeping the country, and Congress is embracing it,” Speier, who launched #MeTooCongress in response to a social media movement against sexual harassment, told HuffPost on Tuesday.

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The congresswoman said she and other members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group are inviting men and women across the political spectrum to join them in making a statement at the Jan. 30 State of the Union address.

The move would echo a similar statement made at the Golden Globes this year, when nearly every star in attendance donned black in a powerful show of solidarity with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

“This is not about Hollywood,” actress Debra Messing said during a red carpet interview before the award show Sunday. “This is about every woman in every industry, globally.”

Amid the outcry against sexual harassment in Hollywood, sparked by revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein, many have pointed out that the president has also been accused of sexually assaulting at least 16 women.

Trump has denied the allegations, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House’s official stance on the sexual assault accusations is that they are all false. In October 2016, Trump also brushed off a now-infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about being able to grab women “by the pussy.” He dismissed his comments as “locker room talk.” 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Jessica Biel attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Kate Hudson arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Halle Berry attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Nicole Kidman attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor/director Angelina Jolie arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Allison Janney arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Missi Pyle attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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But many women in politics are no longer willing to accept such excuses. A number of female politicians, including Speier, have come forward with their own stories of abuse. They continued to call for accountability among elected officials as allegations against male politicians and candidates, including former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Alabama Republican Roy Moore, emerged in the final months of 2017.

Speier has long fought to make Capitol Hill a safer place for women. In 2014, the California lawmaker introduced legislation mandating anti-harassment training for all House members and staffers. The bill didn’t pass. But in November, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced in the wake of harassment allegations against politicians that members of the House of Representatives and staff will have to undergo mandatory training on sexual harassment.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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