Meeting with President Trump!

Meeting with President Trump!

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Eric Thomas started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

Hi,

My name is Eric Thomas and I am seeking an audience with our nations leader, President Trump to formally request and gain his approval to continue my dream of serving our country as a United States Air Force Pilot.

I grew up in Abilene TX with my two younger sisters in a single parent home. My Puerto Rican mother was the head of the household. She was and is my soccer coach, mentor, teacher and hero. If it wasn't for her, I would not have received a full soccer scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy. 

While at the United States Air Force Academy, I had the opportunity to be a D1 student athlete, served in several high ranking positions within my squadron and received a coveted job title as a United States Air Force pilot upon graduation. After graduation and commissioning, I had orders to Vance, AFB to begin my dream of flying and serving my country. However, 6 weeks before graduation I was Honorably Discharged and prevented from serving our country in uniform ever again.  

The reason for my discharge is due to my assistance with victims of sexual assault.  For 2yrs, I worked with Air Force law enforcement and together successfully investigated over 25 criminal cases and successfully achieved 3 separate convictions of sexual violence. These were the first convictions for sexual assaults since 1997 and brought survivors a greater trust in the system and better sense of peace and justice. 

A simple Google search of my name would provide additional details of my story from the New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN and many others. 

I don't have a political agenda or any other intent. I've asked for assistance from elected leaders, current presidential candidates and various advocacy groups. Officials like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Sen. John Thune (SD), Sen. Martha McSally (AZ), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Sen. John Cornyn (TX) and Rep. Jackie Spears (CA). All have either used my story as a push for their own agenda, "lost" my case files in their system or just completely ignored me. I've been told by all that they "100% fully support" my case and return to service. But that's it. It's just talk. 

So I am asking for your signature and to share this petition. I'm asking for your help so that I can serve my family, my friends, my community and my country again.  I cannot reach the President alone. It's going to take you, the American people as the only option left.

I don't care if you're white, black, red or every shade of the rainbow. I don't care if you're poor or rich. I don't care if you're from the South or the North. I don't care if you're a Republican or a Democrat. The ONLY thing that matters to me is that you're my American  brother, you're my American sister, and I will serve each of you to the best of my ability to protect and defend our Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. I LOVE this country! The good, the bad and the in-between. It is the People who make this country and it is the People I'm asking to help me serve this country.

So I am asking for your signature and to share this petition.  I'm asking for your help so that I can serve my family, my friends, my community and my country again.  I cannot reach the President alone. It's going to take you, the American people as the only option I have left.

 

Thank you,

Eric

 

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