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DeVos Nomination: End Citizens United, Every Voice, and Generation Progress Hand-Delivered Petitions to Senators

January 18, 2017

For Immediate Release Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Adam Bozzi, ECU Communications Director, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Laura Friedenbach, Every Voice Press Secretary, laura@everyvoice.org, 202-459-9778   Groups delivered petitions with nearly 60,000 signatures opposing DeVos nomination End Citizens United and Every Voice launching “Call Your Senator” campaign   As Betsy DeVos’s nomination hearing for Secretary of Education commenced yesterday, nearly […]

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WUNC: 5 Things to Look for in Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation Hearing

January 17, 2017

By: Eric Westervelt There hasn’t been a more controversial pick for secretary of education, arguably, in recent memory than Donald Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos. The Senate confirmation hearings for the billionaire Republican fundraiser and activist from Michigan start today. DeVos is a champion of vouchers and expanding charter schools in a broader push for […]

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Salon: Questions and conflicts: Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s secretary of education choice, is surrounded by controversies

January 17, 2017

By: Alex Kotch Preparing for a packed first week of confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s numerous controversial cabinet picks, Democratic politicians and advocacy groups had to decide which nominees they would focus their energy on opposing. With so many distasteful characters, several of whom have attacked the very agencies they’ve been nominated to lead, opposing […]

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The Hill: Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders

January 16, 2017

By: Lisa Hagen Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education, is about to walk into the fire. Devos, a billionaire GOP donor, will take the first step toward a possible confirmation on Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee that will put her […]

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DeVos Nomination: End Citizens United and Every Voice Ramp Up Pressure for Senators to Recuse Themselves

January 10, 2017

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org Supporters sign almost 20,000 petitions, begin making calls to senators; End Citizens United launches digital ad campaign Today as Betsy DeVos’ nomination hearing for the role of Education Secretary faces a delay, money-in-politics reform groups End Citizens United and Every Voice announced a surge of grassroots […]

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Real Clear Politics: Cabinet Nominees Enter Confirmation Battlefield

January 9, 2017

By: Caitlin Huey-Burns Democrats are also putting pressure on DeVos, Trump’s choice to head the Education Department. A group of Democratic senators has called on her to pay $5 million in election-related fines owed by her school-choice advocacy group, All Children Matter. Additionally, the pro-campaign finance reform groups End Citizens United and Every Voice are […]

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Education Week K-12: Supporters and Skeptics of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Nominee for Education Secretary

January 9, 2017

By: Andrew Ujifusa Since President-elect Donald Trump nominated her to be his education secretary, Betsy DeVos has attracted a host of support and criticism, which could make her confirmation process quite different from past confirmation hearings for that position. But who’s in her corner, and who’s been throwing punches? The public-relations squabbling about DeVos has […]

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Winston-Salem Journal: Critics call for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr to recuse himself in vote for education secretary, cite campaign donation

January 8, 2017

By: Bertrand M. Gutierrez Two Democratic-leaning organizations said Friday that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., should recuse himself from voting on Betsy DeVos as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary because she and relatives contributed money to his campaign. DeVos and relatives contributed a combined $43,200 during the 2016 election cycle, according to a […]

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