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Democratic Women Plan to Wear All Black for State of the Union Address

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    A file photo of U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., speaking at a news conference on Dec. 12, 2017, in Washington. She is among the House Democrats calling on "investigating President Trump for sexual misconduct." Spier said that Democratic women will wear black to Trump's first State of the Union address.

    Taking their cue from the Golden Globes, a group of Democratic women in Congress plans to wear black to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address later this month.

    Support for the symbolic protest is high within the Democratic Women's Working Group, which includes all of the Democratic women in the House, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told NBC News on Tuesday.

    "This is a culture change that is sweeping the country, and Congress is embracing it," Speier said.

    Speier said that she and the other members of the DWWG were inviting men and women attending — both Democratic and Republican — to join in.