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Contact Members of Congress: DeVos Wrong Choice to Lead Dept. of Education

img_bdevosConfirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of education, begin Wednesday, January 11.

Urge members of Congress who will be voting on DeVos’ nomination not to approve her for this position for these and other key reasons:

  • Betsy DeVos has no training or experience in public education.
  • Like Donald Trump, she is an ardent supporter of “school choice” privatization schemes—despite a complete lack of evidence that privatizing public schools produces better education outcomes.
  • She has invested millions of dollars lobbying for laws that drain resources from public schools.
  • DeVos has fought against the regulation of charter schools.
  • She is not a good fit for a position overseeing the civil rights of all students.

Please share with your colleagues.

On January 11 at 10:00 a.m. the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will begin a hearing on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. secretary of education. Below are committee members and their phone numbers.

Please be sure to call every member prior to the January 11 hearing to share your concerns.

US Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee

Member

Washington Phone

Additional Phone Numbers

Chairman
Senator Lamar Alexander
(Republican – TN)
P: (202) 224-4944 (423) 752-5337
(731) 664-0289
(901) 544-4224
Ranking Member
Senator Patty Murray
(Democratic – WA)
P: (202) 224-2621 (425) 259-6515
(360) 696-7797
Senator Christopher S. Murphy
(Democratic – CT)
P: (202) 224-4041 (864) 233-5366
Senator Michael B. Enzi
(Republican – WY)
P: (202) 224-3424 (307) 261-6572
(307) 772-2477
Senator Richard Burr
(Republican – NC)
P: (202) 224-3154 (828) 350-2437
(336) 631-5125
Senator Richard Burr
(Republican – NC)
P: (202) 224-3154 (828) 350-2437
(336) 631-5125
Senator Bernie Sanders
(Democratic – VT)
P: (202) 224-5141 (802) 862-0697
(802) 748-9269
Johnny Isakson
(Republican – GA)
P: (202) 224-3643 (770) 661-0999
Senator Robert P. Casey
Jr(Democratic – PA)
P: (202) 224-6324 (215) 405-9660
(570) 941-0930
Senator Rand Paul
(Republican – KY)
P: 202-224-4343 (270) 782-8303
(859) 426-0165
Senator Al Franken
(Democratic – MN)
P: (202) 224-5641 (218) 722-2390
(218) 284-8721
Senator Susan Collins
(Republican – ME)
P: (202)224-2523 (253) 383-5841
(207) 622-8414
(207) 945-0417
Senator Michael F. Bennett
(Democratic – CO)
P: 202-224-5852 (303) 455-7600
(719) 542-7550
Senator Lisa Murkowski
(Republican – AK)
P: (202) 224-6665 (907) 456-0233
(907) 271-3735
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
(Democratic – RI)
P: (202) 224-2921 (401) 453-5294
Senator Mark Kirk
(Republican – IL)
P: 202-224-2854 (312) 886-3506
(217) 492-5089
Senator Tammy Baldwin
(Democratic – WI)
P: (202) 224-5653 (715) 832-8424
(920) 498-2668
Senator Tim Scott
(Republican – SC)
P: (202) 224-6121,
Toll Free: (855) 425-6324
(803) 771-6112
Senator Orrin Hatch
(Republican – UT)
P: (202) 224-5251 (435) 586-8435
Senator Elizabeth Warren
(Democratic – MA)
P: (202) 224-4543 (617) 565-3170
(413) 788-2690
Senator Pat Roberts
(Republican – KS)
P: 202-224-4774 (620) 227-2244
(785) 295-2745
Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
(Republican – LA)
P: (202) 224-5824 (318) 448-7176
(225) 929-7711
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