Governmental Affairs Action Alert ~ January 23, 2017
Ask your Senators to require Betsy DeVos to answer questions and commit to strongly enforcing IDEA before confirmation.
On January 20, NDSC called on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee to delay confirmation of Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos until she publicly clarifies her support for federal enforcement of the civil rights of students with disabilities under the federal special education law and responds to questions. The HELP Committee confirmation vote has been delayed to January 31, providing additional time for advocates to contact their Senators.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senator’s office. To find out who your Senators are, go to: www.whoismyrepresentative.com
ACTION: Call your Senators and ask that Betsy DeVos clearly state her commitment to enforcing IDEA, the federal special education civil rights law, respond to questions before confirmation, and that her comments be made public. NDSC is requesting answers to our more detailed questions, that can be found here.
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