One Vote Needed to Stop DeVos

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Betsy DeVosBreaking from their party and standing for public education, two republican senators, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), announced today that they will vote NO on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Educations.

Collins and Murkowski join every Senate Democratic in standing against DeVos’ confirmation.

DeVos has no experience with public education. She's never worked as an educator or in a public school in any capacity. She didn't attend public schools, and did not send her children to public schools. 

Instead, she has spent her career working to undermine public education. DeVos has lobbied for and bankrolled failed schemes like vouchers, which take money away from public schools to fund private schools at taxpayers' expense with little or no accountability.

As a result of public scrutiny, her confirmation vote was already delayed twice. With only one more vote needed, we must to keep the pressure on.

Contact these three senators, who are most likely to flip to no votes, and tell them to vote NO on Betsy DeVos.


Take ActionSen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska


  • Washington DC Office: 202-224-6551
  • Lincoln Nebraska Office: 402-441-4600

Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada


  • Washington DC Office: 202-224-6244
  • Las Vegas Office: 702-388-6605
  • Reno Office: 775-686-5770

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio


  • Washington DC Office: 202-224-3353
  • Cincinnati, OH: 513-684-3265
  • Cleveland, OH: 216-522-7095
  • Columbus, OH: 614-469-6774
  • Toledo, OH: 419-259-3895

We need just one more "NO!”


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