Members Join International Women’s Day

House Democratic women wore red and walked out of the chamber on Wednesday

From left, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano, Jackie Speier, and Nancy Pelosi of California, Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Barbara Lee and Nanette Barragán of California, Nydia M. Velázquez of New York, Katherine M. Clark of Massachusetts, and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico wear red as they descend the House steps to support “A Day Without Women” on March 8. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano, Jackie Speier, and Nancy Pelosi of California, Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Barbara Lee and Nanette Barragán of California, Nydia M. Velázquez of New York, Katherine M. Clark of Massachusetts, and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico wear red as they descend the House steps to support “A Day Without Women” on March 8. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted March 8, 2017 at 6:02pm

This year, International Women’s Day was also an excuse to skip work in protest. The “A Day Without a Woman” rally aimed to show the economic strength and political clout of women. Here in Washington D.C., participants wore red and gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol and women in the House Democratic Caucus walked out of the chamber to show support.

Katharine Fullenkamp and her son Nathan, 2, gather of the East Lawn of the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Katharine Fullenkamp and her son Nathan, 2, gather of the East Lawn of the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Demonstrators gather on the East Lawn of the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Demonstrators gather on the East Lawn of the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)