PressTV-US female lawmakers plan sexual harassment protest

A group of female US Democratic lawmakers are planning to wear black to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, in solidarity with movements protesting sexual harassment in the workplace.

Republican Jackie Speier, a member of the US House of Representatives, confirmed to the HuffPost on Tuesday that she was planning to take part in the action, after NBC News first reported the lawmakers’ plan on Twitter.

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

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 January 30 State of the Union address, echoing a similar statement of Golden Globes Awards.

Dozens of actresses and several…

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