Jan 25

Jan 25 Congress Retreats

Be encouraged, we are on the right track!  follow #standIndivisible folks are taking action!

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Banks that support the Dakota Access Pipeline   Dakota Access Pipeline (From Daily Action)

Betsy DeVos’ hearing has bee postponed until the 31st.  She did complete the paperwork as required for the ethics element. Pressure on Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to hold additional public sessions DID NOT WORK YET, keep the pressure on.  (My editorial: Oppose this candidate if you want to have accountability in education.  Though she is seen as a union buster, she has no shred of accountability, delivering the worst education outcomes for charter schools in the nation.  By the time folks figure out how ruinous she is, a whole ‘nother generation of kids will have lost access to their free public education.  My suggestion is to recommend Linda Darling Hammond of Stanford as EdSec.  She has the research base and experience to make this work for all kids. TSW) Recommended action: Call Murray and Cantwell and OPPOSE DeVos.  HELP committee call friends and relatives in R states to urge them to do the same…

news feed on Devos

What DeVos SHOULD Have Said

Democrats won’t get a second hearing with Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick – CNN

Senators spar on DeVos‘ education nomination – The Detroit News

Betsy DeVos Isn’t Indifferent to Students With Disabilities – U.S. News & World Report

Praise for DeVos at ‘National School Choice Week’ rally Washington Post

Betsy DeVos And National School Choice Week – Right Wing Watch

DeVos knows why school choice matters. She knows about Detroit – The Hill (blog)

Democrats request another hearing for DeVos before confirmation vote Santa Fe New Mexican

DeVos will not have 2nd confirmation hearing – WSAV-TV

Request denied: Republican chairman says ‘no’ to another hearing with Education nominee DeVos – Study International News

Dems Blocking DeVos Confirmation buy Forcing Her to Answer Nearly 1400 Written Questions  Truth Revolt

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