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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Send a letter to your Senator today on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos!

Send a letter to your Senator today on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos!

Take Action Now:

Take Action: Today, Vice President Pence took the unprecedented action of casting the deciding vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of Education. Email the linked letters and “thank or spank” senators for their vote on this unfit nominee!

Find out how senators voted.

This is the first time that the vice president of the United States has had to cast the deciding vote on a cabinet-level nominee.  Your calls flooding Senate phone lines forced this action. You let Senators know that we should not have such an unqualified person in charge of our children’s futures. The fight against this nomination was just the beginning and we will fight for students and communities every step of the way. We will not relent in our efforts to protect civil and human rights.

An Unprecedented Nomination Fight

Until Betsy DeVos, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has never before opposed an Education Secretary nominee. But no nominee has ever been as unfit to lead one of the nation’s most important civil rights agencies as she has proven to be. Senate Democrats held the floor for 24 hours voicing their opposition to DeVos, a direct result of your calls letting Senators know that she should not be confirmed. 

Although DeVos was narrowly confirmed, this vote is not a defeat. Working with partners like you at the federal, state and local levels, we will hold this new Secretary accountable to faithfully executing our nation’s education and civil rights laws for all students. Our Constitution, our economy, our future and our children deserve no less.

Take Action: Today, Vice President Pence took the unprecedented action of casting the deciding vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of Education. Email the linked letters and “thank or spank” senators for their vote on this unfit nominee!

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