My name is Jayda Williams, a 17-year-old high school senior from Richmond, VA. I would like to express my discomfort and anger over President Trump's efforts to ban transgender individuals from serving in our military. This is a discriminatory policy that only hurts the progress made by the LGBTQ+ community. If possible, I would appreciate it greatly if you would be willing to express this concern to the Senate as well as let the Senate know that Virginians reject this hateful policy. Rather, we encourage the President to further educate himself on the fact that transgender individuals are not burdens to service. Thank you.