As I write this, I'm listening to the livestream of senators speaking through the night. Here are some off the top of my head thoughts, ahead of the vote. ********** Barring a big surprise, the vote will happen sometime in the middle of the day and it will be 50-50, with the … Continue reading Update: Preparing ourselves for DeVos Vote…and what we do next
Hey folks: A quick action call for you this week, to urge your members of congress to stand up for the judicial branch after the President's comments about a "so-called judge". Background Contact info for your senators and congressperson Scripts for calling! Background: On Saturday President Trump questioned the legitimacy of the judge who made … Continue reading Elected Officials: Speak up against attacks on the Judicial Branch
UPDATE: Friday, 2/3, 11:15 (cst) Just spoke with a staffer at Thom Tillis' (NC) dc office. According to her, the Senator had a personal phone call with Betsy DeVos last night, in which she assured him of her "support for public education and the #IDEA, and he has now confirmed he WILL be voting for … Continue reading Friday Update: DeVos Nomination
Name of #'s of three GOP Senators who haven't announced how they'll vote.
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: 12:10pm (cst) Manchin will vote AGAINST! (article here) Hoeven will vote FOR. (article here) Still no statement from Moran or Boozeman. North Dakotans and people who feel strongly connected to the issue of equitable education for children with disabilities, you can give Senator Hoeven's office a call and [politely] tell staffer how frustrated … Continue reading Tuesday Eve: Targeted Calls about Betsy DeVos!
TRAVEL BAN: Look and see if your officials have spoken up about the Travel Ban, then CALL THEM!
So many of us are concerned about this unfair and arguably unconstitutional set of Executive Orders from the President. Here's what these orders currently do: -120 day ban on *all* refugee arrivals, from ANYWHERE. -indefinite ban on refugees from Syria -90 day ban on visa holders from 7 specific countries -This ends up including citizens … Continue reading More on Those Executive Orders