Target: Cory A. Booker, United States Senator
Goal: Block Betsy DeVos from secretary of education.
Among the frightening picks for Trump’s cabinet is the right-wing Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, a woman with no experience as an educator who has funded several anti-LGBTQ and anti-marriage equality organizations. The latter point is especially horrifying, as LGBTQ students face more bullying and harassment than straight, cis-sexual students, as well as higher depression and suicide rates. In addition, DeVos’s efforts at promoting charters extends only to her home state of Michigan, rather than to all of the United States; only in Michigan can schools operate as long as they want without being held accountable for poor performances.
This woman is completely unfit to hold any position of power for our country’s Department of Education. She is a bigot, completely biased against all states that are not her own, and her track record and values will do severe damage to the education and well-being of students across the country.
Donald Trump’s cabinet picks are already a danger to women’s rights, affordable health care, and the environment; now education is being threatened by the prospect of DeVos as secretary of education. Sign this petition to block her nomination.
Dear Senator Booker,
Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education is the bigoted, biased Betsy DeVos, who buys her state extra charters so that its schools can remain open without having to answer to the Board of Education for poor performance.
In addition, she has funded many anti-LGBTQ organizations, which bodes ill for her stance on LGBTQ rights; LGBTQ students already suffer from bullying and their depression and suicide rates are far too high. To have this woman in any position of authority concerning education will only worsen this, as well as damage the education and well-being of students across the country. Furthermore, she has no experience as an educator.
You must stop this woman’s nomination at all costs. We cannot allow this inexperienced right-wing bigot any form of authority over something as important as education.
[Your Name Here]
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