Inauguration performer Jackie Evancho has reached out to President Donald Trump via Twitter after his administration lifted federal protections for transgender students Wednesday.
The Trump administration lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.
The 16-year-old singer, who was first discovered on America’s Got Talent when she was 10 years old, proudly performed at his inauguration in January. Her transgender sister Juliet is currently involved in a lawsuit against their local school district in Pennsylvania over her right to use women’s bathrooms.
On behalf of her sister, she took to Twitter to encourage the president to meet with her and her sister to talk about the repercussions of his administration lifting those guidelines for transgender students. Earlier, she tweeted, “I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide.”
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017