We need 1 more vote to defeat DeVos - with your help!

 
BETSY DEVOS IS ON THE BRINK OF DEFEAT. YOU CAN HELP SINK THIS DISASTROUS NOMINATION WITH TWO PHONE CALLS OR TWEETS RIGHT NOW. SEE BELOW:

Betsy DeVosYesterday, two Republicans, Susan Collins from Maine, and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, joined the 48 Democrats in the Senate in announcing that they would vote “NO” on the nomination of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be the new Secretary of Education.

That puts the vote count today at 50-50. The Washington Post notes that the defeat of a presidential cabinet nominee would be nearly “unprecedented.” Betsy DeVos is on the brink.

WE NEED ONE MORE REPUBLICAN VOTE.

The fluid situation now requires (ironically) the Senate to delay the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General – because they need Sessions’ vote in order to confirm DeVos. If the vote stands at 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence—a firm supporter of Ms. DeVos, will break the tie.

WE NEED ONE MORE REPUBLICAN VOTE.

As you know, Betsy DeVos has no experience as an administrator, an educator, a student or a parent in a public school. Her deep-pocketed philanthropy and political contributions have in fact been aimed squarely at dismantling public education in favor of vouchers for private and religious schools, and charter schools. Her testimony before the Senate committee demonstrated her profound lack of insight into the needs and importance of public education.

THERE ARE TWO MEMBERS OF THE SENATE WHO HAVE YET TO COMMIT TO VOTE FOR BETSY DEVOS.

WILL YOU TAKE A MOMENT TO CALL THEIR OFFICES?

PARTICULARLY IF YOU ARE FROM OHIO OR NEVADA – IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU TAKE A MOMENT TO CALL THESE OFFICES, AS CONSTITUENTS OF THESE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. SENATE.

Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
@robportman
Washington Office: 202-224-3353
Columbus Office: 614-469-6774
Cincinnati Office: 513-684-3265
Toledo Office: 419-259-3895

Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada)
@DeanHeller
Washington Office: 202-224-6244
LasVegas Office: 702-388-6605
Reno Office: 775-686-5770

THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. TODAY.

THANK YOU!