Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old “classical-crossover” singer who sang the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, is asking the president to meet with her and her transgender sister to discuss transgender rights.
Her sister, Juliet, came out as trans in 2015 and is one of three trans students suing a school district in Pennsylvania over the right to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
Now, Jackie is hoping to speak with Trump following his administration’s decision on Wednesday to revoke Obama-era regulations that extended protections to transgender students in public schools around the country.
“@realdDonaldTrump 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
She added: “I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide. #sisterlove.”
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 22, 2017