Please call Senator Susan Collins Mon., Jan. 30
to ask her to OPPOSE the nomination of Betsy
DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.
Augusta office 622-8414
Bangor office 945-0417
Biddeford office 283-1101
Caribou office 493-7873
Lewiston office 784-6969
Portland office 780-3575
Washington, DC office (202) 224-2523
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will vote on this nomination Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Sen. Angus King has already announced his "NO" vote.
Sen. Collins is one of three swing votes required to defeat this nomination. She needs to hear from Maine voters.
MUUSAN's mission to protect democracy includes supporting public education, as we did last fall on Maine's Ballot Question 2. Betsy DeVos's serious lack of qualifications to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education represents a threat to all children in the nation's public schools, including Maine's.
Ms. DeVos has no experience with public schools as a student, parent, teacher or school board member. She has no degrees in education and has shown that she does not understand federal education laws. In addition, she is a champion of privatizing the public schools, a movement she has led in Michigan with negative consequences for children.
Read New York Times columnist Gail Collins on this nomination.
Call Senator Collins MONDAY at any of the offices listed above. Ask her to vote "NO" on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. Thank you.
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