Block the Appointment of Betsy DeVos

The Issue

Betsy DeVos is President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education. She is unbelievably unqualified, and her conflicts of interest are a hot mess.

Why You Should Care

As Secretary of Education, DeVos will head up the U.S. Department of Education. She’ll be making major calls on primary education, student loans, and more. Her hearing (a gov version of a job interview) was a complete dumpster fire. She revealed she’s never attended or taught at a public school (probably because she’s a billionaire), and conflated proficiency and growth, which might not seem like a huge deal until you realize that this would literally be her job (you had one job Betsy!). She also has a shit ton of conflicts of interest. But wait! It gets worse — when asked about guns in schools, she suggested schools would need them to protect against grizzly bears. Not making this up.

What You Can Do About It

The Senate has to vote on January 31st to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Contact your senators using the script below, and ask them to vote “no” on Betsy DeVos.

Call Script

Leave a voicemail if you can’t get through to a live person.

Hello,

My name is [your name], and I am a [place you are registered to vote in] resident and voter who is concerned about the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education of the United States. Her attempts to respond to questions during her senate hearing exposed her incompetence and inability to serve as Secretary of Education, not to mention her many conflicts of interest. I do not want yet another unqualified billionaire making decisions for me, much less making decisions about public schools, since she has never attended or taught at one. I urge you to vote against DeVos appointment.

I, along with your constituents will be watching how you vote very closely. Please don’t let us down. Thank you.

Locate your Senators and Representative

ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500

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