Don't Let Trump Dump Michelle Obama's "Let Girls Learn" In The U.S And All Over The World
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I had heard that Trump is getting rid of Michelle Obama's "Let Girls' Learn" initiative and I had to do something.
Little did I know when I thought about this that my daughter, who is traveling the world and is trying to make a difference overseas might not be able to work through the Peace Corp helping women gain an education that is so vitally needed.
It might be taken away.
My daughter told me today that the volunteer work she would have would be through "Let Girls Learn" initiative. If "Let Girls Learn" is taken away she won't be able to help. Her volunteer work as an educator for girls won't be allowed.
This is the same initiative that Malala Yousafzai went to the White house for after being shot in the head for the simple reason that she wanted to go to school and learn.
She has worked so hard for women's rights, and so has my daughter.
I am VERY passionate about women's rights.
Any time women are educated, things get better.
An excerpt from the L.A times article below :
"CNN is reporting that the Trump administration is planning to end "Let Girls Learn," a signature Michelle Obama program.
If you sign this petition it will be sent to the White House and Congress and hopefully the Senate to influence our leaders on what to do with this... we need to hold our leaders accountable...and if they don't do the will of the people we need to vote them out!
This is an initiative that will help girls learn in the US and all over the world which can and HAS changed lives.)
Obama started the program in 2015 as "a holistic approach to change the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community and institutional levels," according to its website. The intergovernmental initiative engaged partners such as the Peace Corps to help girls across the globe access education, healthcare and other resources.
The branding — not just the programming — was key to the program's effectiveness, said Tina Tschen, Michelle Obama's former chief of staff. "With a branded campaign, we were able to elevate all of the programming from various agencies," Tchen said. "You can create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts by pulling all of those initiatives together and by highlighting them."
The name, she said, enabled the Peace Corps to raise $3 million in funding for Let Girls Learn in a year and a half.
Tschen said that Obama had been paying close attention to issues surrounding the education of girls. But "the big spark that really lit the flame," she said was a visit that Malala Yousafzai made to the White House."
Please sign this petition to MAKE SURE Trump doesn't dump this important initiative.
Lets make sure Trump is kept accountable!
This is for our girls and women.
Not only in our country, but all over the world!
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