Jarrett congratulates Jenner in Tweet

Posted on 01 Jun 2015 at 4:54pm

Caitlyn Jenner, left, and Valerie Jarrett

Valerie June Bowman Jarrett is a senior advisor to President Barack Obama and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs.

Today, Addie Whisenant, the White House’s director of African-American media, sent out an email, just making sure that the media saw Jarrett’s tweet to Caitlyn Jenner:

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Regardless of what you think of Caitlyn Jenner and her transition, there is no doubt she is bringing attention to bear on transgender women and men and the difficulties they face. And here, a presidential advisor is not only Tweeting congrats to Caitlyn, the White House is sending out emails to make sure we don’t miss it. That’s progress.

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