• Press Release

EMILYs List: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban “Unconstitutional and Morally Repugnant”

August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017​

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, it was reported that the White House will release its ban on transgender people serving in the military. In response, Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, released the following statement:

“Thousands of transgender women and men serve bravely in our nation's military. For this administration to ban transgender Americans from serving in our armed forces is unconstitutional and morally repugnant. We stand in solidarity with LGBTQ families and patriots everywhere, and will fight back against Donald Trump – and the Republicans in Congress who continue to prop up his radical agenda – every step of the way.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.