In 2015 Michelle Obama made a commitment to girls' education around the world with her "Let Girls Learn" program. The program, delivered primarily by the Peace Corps, focused on ensuring girls around the world have access to education.
Now Trump and his administration are threatening this vital program. The Peace Corps has been told to stop using the "Let Girls Learn" name as the program is ending.
This is a major blow to women's equality. Higher rates of education are linked to higher health and economic outcomes. In many places, girls do not have access to education or are taken out of education in order to help in domestic tasks.
This program was aimed at helping girls overcome barriers to education, including paying for teachers and providing better books.
Girls have the right to education. It's time to tell Trump that women matter and the "Let Girls Learn" program is essential to empowering women's equality.
Sign today to tell Trump to keep the Let Girls Learn program. By signing today you are standing for global women's equality.
To President Donald Trump,
As someone who cares greatly about women's equality, I am deeply concerned about recent news indicating the cancelation of the Let Girls Learn program.
Girls' education is directly linked to better health and economic outcomes for women globally. The Let Girls Learn program was a vital step in ensuring that girls have access to educational options.
By cancelling the program you are threatening the well-being of women around the world. As leader of a powerful Western nation, it is your responsibility to help lift girls out of poverty and subservience through education.
Please commit to continuing the Let Girls Learn program.
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