The Trump administration made the decision on Wednesday to revoke federal protections for transgender students put in place during the Obama era. The New York Times reports that the federal protections rescinded by the new administration allowed trans students in public schools to use whichever bathroom corresponds with their gender identities.
She took to Twitter to express her disappointment with the president Wednesday night.
Transgender rights are important to 16-year-old Evancho, who has a transgender older sister named Juliet. In a follow-up tweet, Jackie Evancho asked the president to meet with her and her sister to discuss transgender rights.