Trump just banned transgender people from serving in the military. But he’s notorious for changing his mind, and if we create a massive outcry from Americans everywhere, we might be able to reverse this terrible decision. Avaaz will work with influential individuals and groups to make this huge. Add your name to the open letter and share this widely!
Donald Trump’s latest shameful decision, announced on Twitter: transgender people won’t be allowed to serve in the military.
Why? He cites medical costs — but he’s just completely wrong. Medical costs for trans people are just — wait for it — 0.000001% of the military’s budget! Viagra costs the military 10x more than that. Viagra! It’s almost as if he pulled any reason whatsoever out of a hat before tweeting…
But Trump is notorious for changing his mind. Sign on now, and Avaaz will pull out all the stops to get Republicans, LGBT groups, military people, celebrities, conservatives and other influential figures onboard with us — together we could still change his mind:
To President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis,
As an American, I strongly urge you to allow transgender people to join the US military. Thousands of transgender people are eager to serve their country in this capacity, and we should proudly let them do so. We sincerely hope you will reconsider your decision.