Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has extended an invitation to President Trump's first State of the Union address to the founder of the #MeToo movement.
From The Hill: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) invited the founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, to President Trump's first State of the Union address later this month.
Speier said on MSNBC on Thursday that she invited the activist to the address, in solidarity with other members of Congress who are expected to invite victims of sexual harassment to the event with their extra tickets.
The movement, started by Burke in 2006, has come to national prominence in recent months as high-profile figures in the entertainment and media industries have been ousted over allegations of sexual harassment or assault.
Speier, who was herself a victim of sexual harassment as a congressional staffer, has called for reforms to the systems for reporting cases of sexual harassment in Congress. The House enacted a resolution in November requiring mandatory training for House members and their staffs to combat harassment on the Hill.
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