Today is Trans Day of Remembrance, when we honor the lives of those who have been killed in violence against transgender people. We also ask you to take action to protect the rights of trans men and women.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that ensured trans people were protected in the workplace under the Civil Rights Act. He has also dismissed a lawsuit against Trump’s ban against trans people in the military. It’s clear that this administration is deliberately enacting civil rights violations against trans people. Whether it’s public school bathrooms, the workplace, or the military, trans people are being denied basic rights. These rights ensure that trans people are able to build a life for themselves that keeps them out of cycles of poverty and violence.
By denying trans people civil rights, Jeff Sessions is aiding in the brutality they face.
The year is not over, but 21 murders have been reported. This number doesn’t reflect the trans people who go unreported or are reported under their birth name and sex.
Trans rights are human rights. We demand that Jeff Sessions restore and protect the rights of all trans people.
Please sign the petition to the Attorney General.