New York, NY — Statement from Ms. Foundation for Women Vice-President, External Affairs Angelique Roche:
"This weekend, behind closed doors, the Trump administration doubled down on an outrageous and blatantly discriminatory war on the LGBTQ community. Make no mistake, the President's plan to ban transgender people from the military and kicking out the thousands of transgender people currently serving — is a part of a larger effort to disenfranchise LGBTQ people of their basic rights as Americans.
"Coming alongside efforts to end employment protections for the LGBTQ community more broadly, it is clear that the Trump Administration believes it has the authority to take away civil and human rights on the basis of hate and discrimination and nothing else. This is a clear attack on our Democracy, on our freedoms, and on our values.
"The Ms. Foundation stands with the LGBTQ community in fighting against these attacks. 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.