CEC has a NEW Call to Action on the Legislative Action Center (LAC)! This week the Senate HELP Committee voted to advance out of committee the nomination of Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s Education Secretary on a 12-11 vote, along party lines. The confirmation vote for DeVos will now move to the full Senate and has yet to be scheduled. The vote may occur as early as this Friday (for more information see Tuesday’s Policy Insider story below).
CEC is asking ALL advocates to send letters AGAIN through the LAC to request members of the U.S. Senate to carefully consider concerns over unanswered questions as they cast their vote for DeVos:
- Will DeVos UPHOLD the basic tenets of IDEA?
- Will DeVos ENFORCE all provisions of IDEA?
- Will DeVos NOT DIVERT the use of public IDEA dollars to support private schools?
- Will DeVos GUARANTEE the civil rights of all children with disabilities and their families?
Please visit the LAC and send a letter to your Senators today! CEC thanks all of our advocates for your commitment and rely on you to keep the pressure on!