For Immediate Release: July 26, 2017
Ms. Foundation Statement on Rolling Back Rights on Transgender Military Service
NEW YORK– Ms. Foundation President and CEO, Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to Trump’s decision to roll back transgender rights within military service:
We cannot forget that many of the freedoms we hold dear as Americans can be stolen away in a moment by any president. Trump’s cowardly decision to reinforce state-sponsored discrimination against transgender Americans is an affront to our country’s values and a tremendous blow to LGBTQ equality. We will not stand idly by as Trump rolls back our rights — first for our Muslim sisters and brothers, now for our LGBTQ family. One can only wonder — who will be next? The only American thing to do now is to lock arms against this takeover and systematic dismantling of our democracy and let the administration know that we won’t go back.
For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant, and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in organizations nationwide.