FEEL BETRAYED BY THE DEVOS CONFIRMATION? DEMAND ANSWERS – BATs PHASE 3 ACTION
Did your Senator vote YES on DeVos ? Time to make them answer for their actions. Here is what you can do (pick which action best fits your area/situation)
1. Book a venue for a Town Hall (pick somewhere you can have it for free – library, civic center). When you get your venue booked with a time and date, get people to demand the Senator attend a Town Hall of citizens who want to speak with him/her about their vote on DeVos. DO NOT ACCEPT AN ASSISTANT OR AIDE AT THE TOWN HALL – ONLY THE SENATOR. If the Senator refuses or does not show up, hold the Town Hall anyway and video tape it. Send it to BATs at email@example.com and we will spread it far and wide
2. Book an appointment to go in and speak with your Senator with a team of teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens. DO NOT ACCEPT AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ASSISTANT OR AIDE. If you get the appointment take very good notes, send them to contact.batmanager@gmail and we will put them on our blog to share out.
3. Schedule a protest in front of the Senators office when you know they are in town and/or at any event they will appear. Demand they answer for voting for DeVos. Video the protest and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publicize. Sometimes the best videos are the live video feature on Facebook.
Are your curious what Phase 1 and Phase 2 were? Here they are
Phase 1 – BATs National Blackout to Protest DeVos http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/teachers-don-all-black-protest-devos-confirmation-ed-secretary
Phase 2 – General/Economic Strike https://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation/posts/1202957686439771