Tell Congress: Betsy DeVos is not qualified to be Secretary of Education. Watch these excerpts from her hearing yesterday and call your senators now to let them know how you feel.
Bernie Sanders: https://youtu.be/cjPHrKqYEgk
Tim Kaine: https://youtu.be/hoS9Z6p_EM8
Al Franken: https://youtu.be/oF8wEH2ixak
Chris Murphy: https://youtu.be/ewLkgfpH6fk
Bob Casey: https://youtu.be/s2G_1i4h9S0
Maggie Hassan: https://youtu.be/fftskn5HFdA
Find phone numbers for all US Senators here.
Introduce yourself, ask for the name of the person who handles cabinet nominations, and share where you're from. ("Hi, this is Joe calling from Wilmington, Delaware. Can I speak to the person in your office who handles cabinet nominations?")
State the reason you are calling and the specific action you want your senator to take — you oppose Betsy DeVos' nomination for Secretary of Education and ask your senator to vote against her confirmation.
WHAT TO SAY
Here are some talking points you can go over:
- Betsy DeVos has never worked in, attended, or sent her children to public schools. Why would Americans want her to lead our public school system?
- Over the years, Betsy DeVos and her family have been strong advocates for and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-LGBTQ organizations.
- She is an advocate for teaching creationism in schools, is anti-teacher, and pro-conversion therapy. We can’t see those beliefs implemented in our school systems across the country.
Ask your friends to help out and tell Congress why Betsy DeVos is unfit to be the Secretary of Education.