Congresswoman Susan Davis announces Jenna Ben-Yehuda as guest to State of the Union address
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced Monday that Jenna Ben-Yehuda will be her guest to the State of the Union on Tuesday. Ms. Ben-Yehuda, a former State Department official, has helped launch the #metoonatsec movement.
In November, over 200 women who work on national security signed an open letter — co-authored by Ms. Ben-Yehuda — about surviving or knowing someone who experienced sexual harassment and assault. The letter calls on national security agencies to make meaningful changes so that the women who keep our nation safe can be safe at work.
“I want to thank Jenna for her efforts to highlight the stories of women who work in national security,” said Rep. Davis “I’m honored to have her as my guest for the State of the Union. Because of women like Jenna and all other women who refuse to be silent, we are seeing positive change. This is just the beginning.”
Davis will be showing her solidarity for women across the county who are speaking out against sexual harassment and assault by wearing back to the State of the Union. For the president’s speech before Congress last year, Davis organized her colleagues to wear white in honor of the suffragette movement.