Today at noon, the Senate is expected to take up President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. As of last evening, the confirmation vote was a dead heat in a 50-50 tie. In the case of a tie, Vice President Pence would cast the deciding vote.
But, not so fast!
Last night, Democrat senators staged an intense vigil in order to “try and persuade one more Republican Senator” to switch to a “no” vote, thus killing Betsy DeVos’ nomination.
This is a call for immediate action.
Liberty Counsel Action is launching a counter-strike campaign ahead of the vote to encourage Republican Senators to hold their ground and confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education! That means we need everyone available to take a minute this morning to send a round of faxes as soon as possible to help ensure the confirmation of Betsy DeVos!
In faxing, you can use our pre-written messages, or write one of your own similar to this …
Betsy DeVos is a highly respected businesswoman, a philanthropist, an outspoken advocate of principled education, and a devout Christian. She backs charter schools and vouchers, which are highly successful in her home state of Michigan and elsewhere. Her position has raised the ire of powerful teachers’ unions and lawmakers beholden to the unions. Although the success of these programs are irrefutable, she has stated that she would not force states to adhere to the implementation of vouchers and charter schools.
Your faxes will be sent immediately to the Senate using your own letter or one we have prepared for you. Everything you need to send your message is one click away.
God bless you for this prompt response to this important cause.
Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action