Do you remember Jackie Evancho, the talented teenager who performed the National Anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration?
Well, she is back in the news, and in a good way.
The singer is asking the president to meet with her and her transgender sister to discuss transgender rights.
Evancho is now hoping to use that as leverage to speak with the president following his administration’s withdrawal of Obama-era regulations regarding transgender children in public schools.
[email protected] u gave me the honor 2 sing at your inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u 2 talk #transgender rghts,” Evancho tweeted Wednesday evening.
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017
Earlier, Evancho said she was “disappointed” in the president.
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 22, 2017
Evancho’s older sister, Juliet, is a transgender woman. In 2015, she let the world know she was transgender when she posed on the red carpet with her sister.
The Trump administration rolled back regulations from former President Barack Obama that extended protections to transgender students in public schools around the country. The Department of Justice and Department of Education released a new guidance on the policies, citing the need to “completely consider the legal issues involved.”
The guidelines had directed public schools to allow students to use bathrooms and other facilities in accordance to their gender identities.