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Daily Call To Action: February 6th, 2017

February 5, 2017 The Call – (Oppose DeVos Again) Urge your senators to vote ‘NO’ on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Her only qualification and sole reason for her nomination appears to be that she is a billionaire GOP donor. She is openly hostile to the secular public education system and has supported efforts to undermine it. At her confirmation hearing, DeVos showed a poor understanding of education issues and current education law, including on children with disabilities. She was widely mocked for testifying that some schools may need guns to protect from “potential grizzlies.” Additionally, she appears to have plagiarized quotes in answering the Senate questionnaire on her views. Her nomination appears to be 100% pay-to-play corruption. This is the best chance #TheResistance has to deny the President one of his cabinet picks and today is likely the last chance to have our voices heard. The vote is likely to occur mid-day on Tuesday. Update: Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) & Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have indicated they will vote ‘NO’. Only one more vote is required to deny the nomination.  Your Action Call your 2 senators and urge them to vote ‘NO’ on Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Script “Hi. My name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [STATE]. I’m calling to ask [Senator____] to vote ‘NO’ on Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Secretary of Education. As she demonstrated in her hearing, she is extremely unqualified, with little knowledge of education policies or even education laws. I understand that she even plagiarized several answers in her written response to the Senate’s questions. This nomination strikes me as obvious pay-to-play corruption. America’s children deserve someone qualified as Secretary of Education, rather than someone whose only qualification is being a partisan donor. Thanks so much for your time.”

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