#DumpDeVos

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a confirmation hearing to consider billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education.It’s clear that DeVos is unfit for the job. We must ACT NOW to #DumpDeVos.

 

Betsy Devos is completely unqualified for the job and would destroy our neighborhood public schools. DeVos is a billionaire who has no moral conscious when it comes to the children or quality of education in public schools. The Senate vote on Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary is imminent.

 

“This week, I’ll be voting to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Power over education should be handed back down to the states, so that parents and teachers can choose how best to accomplish our universal goal of making sure every child has a good education. Ms. DeVos will lead this effort, so that parents, teachers and our local school districts will have a greater role in these important decisions.”

 

Call Your Representatives

Sample script: What to say, “Hi, this is [your name] calling from [city, state.] Can I speak to the person in your office who handles cabinet nominations? I oppose Betsy DeVos. She is wholly unqualified to be the next Department of Education secretary. She will destroy Texas’ schools. I urge your senator to do what is right and vote against her confirmation.

Tweet Your Representatives

Sample Tweets:

“DeVos is unqualified to lead the Dept. of Education. Do the right thing & vote NO on DeVos”

“DeVos is unqualified and does not fight for public schools”

“We Need a Secretary of Education that puts our children 1st!”

***UPDATE EMERGENCY ACTION ***

DeVos Update: North Carolina’s Thom Tillis’s office says he’s undecided and wants to hear from people. (202) 224-6342

Example Script: “Hi, this is [your name] and I am a United States citizen. I wanted to tell Senator Thom tillis that I oppose Betsy DeVos. She is wholly unqualified to be the next Department of Education secretary. She will destroy public schools. I urge Senator Tillis to do what is right and vote against her confirmation.”

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Posted by NowThis on Monday, 6 February 2017

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