Sunday, January 1, 2017

Stopping the nomination of Betsy DeVos

From Thomas Garrard at Moveon.Org
Dec 31 at 3:02 PM
To: Michaelklonsky@...

Thank you for standing up for public education by signing this petition urging senators to oppose the DeVos nomination in committee. Thank you also to the National Council of Urban Education Associations for its endorsement, and to Diane Ravitch, Kim Mead, and many others for their support.

Next Wednesday I will be delivering over 30,000 signatures to the Seattle office of Patty Murray, top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. The petition will also be delivered electronically to the other Democratic committee members, including newly elected Maggie Hassan (NH). I will send you one more email to report back on the responses we receive.

In the meantime, please consider taking these additional steps to fight this horrendous nomination:
call your senators (most effective),
email your senators,
sign the Network for Public Education letter, the joint NEA-AFT letter, and another MoveOn petition,
contact me if you can personally deliver a copy of the petition to a senator’s office in DC or in your state.
Whether or not this nomination is confirmed, the children and the country will need us to keep fighting to preserve public education in 2017 and beyond. Thanks for all you do!

Thomas Garrard

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