Post submitted by Stephen Peters, former Senior National Press Secretary and Spokesperson

Today, the Trump-Pence Administration launched an all-out public assault on our community -- announcing that the United States will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the military. We must stand up, mobilize and fight back immediately. Let’s flood the White House’s phone lines all day long – text “OUR TROOPS” to 30644 and demand Trump immediately support transgender service members.

I served as a Marine, and was discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ As you can imagine, I’m outraged that Trump would seek to implement this kind of discriminatory, unpatriotic policy.

More than 15,000 transgender military personnel are actively defending our country at home and abroad. They wear the same uniform, take the same oath, and are heroes who put their lives on the line to protect our country and promote security around the globe. Our brave troops are counting on us to have their back no matter their gender identity or sex.

First, it was dismantling critical protections for transgender kids. Then, it was pushing a license to discriminate order. Now, it’s this shameful attack on transgender military personnel serving the country they love.

This is all hands on deck. Please join me in getting the White House on the phone today. Text “OUR TROOPS” to 30644 and demand Trump reverse his action on transgender service members immediately.

Today, Trump showed he is as unpatriotic as he is unfit to serve as Commander in Chief when he attacked transgender service members proudly serving our country. Let’s make sure he hears about it – text “OUR TROOPS” to 30644.

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