Breaking: Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced that they will vote NO on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos.
Your senator could cast the vote to block DeVos. On Wednesday, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced that they will vote NO on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. Better yet, both senators specifically cited the thousands of emails and calls from constituents as part of their reason for voting no.
With the entire Democratic caucus holding together, we need only one more Republican to vote no to stop this dangerous and unqualified nominee from becoming education secretary.
As AFT President Randi Weingarten put it: “The more people get to know how ill equipped Betsy DeVos is to strengthen public schools, how disconnected she is from public schools, and how her record has been focused on pursuing for-profit charters and vouchers, and not children, the more the people who believe in public education are joining to oppose her.”
A Senate floor vote on DeVos could come up in the next few days, so please take action fast.