The Senate education committee just voted to advance Betsy DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education. Next she’ll face the real test: a vote of the entire senate. It’s taken almost a month for her nomination to get this far, and the fight isn’t nearly over yet.
You’ve sent more than 1 million emails, and called senators more than 50,000 times, and believe me – they are taking notice. In explaining why she’ll vote no, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said that 95 percent of the people that contacted her office opposed DeVos. Ninety-five percent! At the vote this morning, Senator Murkowski (R-AK) said she is still undecided, and that she is listening to the serious concerns of the thousands of her constituents who have called. And they’re not the only ones. We’ve heard from senate staff that they’re getting more emails and calls from our members and allies about stopping DeVos than they’ve ever had about a nominee.
Trust me – you are making a difference. We have to keep the pressure on. Keep calling. Keep emailing. Keep telling your senators that Betsy DeVos cannot be put in charge of our nation’s schools.
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Our senators need to know that we will never back down when our students and public education are on the line. Let’s keep up the fight.
Our students deserve a Secretary of Education who has experience, and who cares about ALL students and NOT funneling tax dollars from public education to private schools and corporate charter schools.
The CTA State Council of Education unanimously passed a resolution in support of the public education ALL students deserve and now they’re asking you to take the pledge. Then will you please post your social media platforms? Don’t forget to use #WeAreCTA. The resolution asks all Californians, including elected leaders regardless of party affiliation, to join us in supporting a strong, inclusive, safe and innovative public education system that ensures all students can succeed.
Download the toolkit and others resources here: www.cta.org/forallstudents.