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Trump Team Asks State Dept. To Name Those Working On Gender Equality

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In a brief email that was sent Wednesday morning, the Trump team asked the State Department's bureaus and offices to list any programs or activities that 'promote gender equality, such as ending gender-based violence, promoting women's participation in economic and political spheres, entrepreneurship, etc.' The Trump team's request, which set a deadline of Wednesday afternoon to produce the lists, comes one week after the Energy Department rebuffed a request from Trump's transition team to name employees working on climate change. In refusing the Trump team's request, the Energy Department said many of its staff members were 'unsettled' by the gesture, stating that while it would share any information that was already public, it would not produce a list of individual names.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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