Dear BATs and BAT Supporters
Thank you to the thousands who continue to speak out against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos. No matter the outcome, we have made a difference! There has never been, in the history of confirmations, this much backlash for a cabinet candidate. Things must be so bad for DeVos that an organization run by Bobby Jindal (former LA Governor) paid a half million dollars to run pro DeVos ads on T.V. today. The American public, thankfully, will not be fooled!
BATs sent over 8500 letters, our exposure of a free fax system saw over 14,000 faxes sent to Sen. Toomey’s (PA) office, and national reporting that phone lines were jammed with calls from citizens telling their Senators to say NO to Betsy DeVos.
BATs have been busy on social media trending #DumpDevos and #TaketheDevosPledge on twitter – if you are on twitter check it out and tweet to those hashtags
Parents and Teachers in Colorado, Nebraska, and Ohio protested their Senators who had committed to voting for DeVos – check out Colorado https://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation/posts/1200148876720652
We are hearing the vote on DeVos could happen either late Monday or early Tuesday – that is still a fluid announcement.
Once again, regardless of the outcome, we have fought hard and made a difference – now we unite and fight together!
Please wear all black tomorrow to protest Devos!
Check back with BATs and engage with us in the month of February. Here is our calendar. You can get event information here https://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation/
Finally, we are beginning our February fundraising drive. We are hoping you will consider becoming a $10 a month supporter! Empower BATs to make a difference. We rely on grassroots donations to sustain what we do. Read a statement from Executive Director Marla Kilfoyle https://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation/photos/a.493503337385213.1073741827.492035944198619/1200943796641160/?type=3&theater
Marla Kilfoyle, Executive Director BATs
Melissa Tomlinson, Asst. Executive Director BATs
The BATs Board of Directors and Steering Committee Directors
Source: Badass Teachers Association