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BATs and BAT Supporters! KEEP UP THE PRESSURE – DEVOS HEARING IS TOMORROW!! CALL CALL CALL

Keep up the pressure! The Senate HELP Committee is set to interview Betsy DeVos on 1/17 at 5 PM EST. Keep up the pressure – call members of the Senate HELP Committee on Tuesday – here is a link to their numbers and a short script provided by Journey for Justice.https://drive.google.com/…/0BwABMxjvCadzU3dvVDVhWE5TWlk/view

Please also continue to pressure members of the Senate HELP Committee on social media. Here are a series of tweets you can send #DumpDevosand the twitter tags for members of the Senate HELP Committeehttps://docs.google.com/…/1EOzysckZypLdeyRbjEBLQH-rENB…/edit

WE MUST KEEP UP THE PRESSURE! They figured if they do this AFTER a holiday weekend we will all be asleep – DO NOT BE ASLEEP!

You can also go to the BATs Open Facebook page and steal social media memes and articles about DeVos. We are updating it by the minutehttps://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation/

Finally, BATs are squeezing in a few other items – please join us this week as we reach out to the Mayors of America and tell them to support public education during school choice week (Jan 22-28). BATs has emailed the Mayors in the top 100 largest cities in America and asked them to proclaim support for their public schools not promote a system that seeks to dismantle our public education system (aka choice). Here is the link to that action. http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/…/bats-tell-americas-may…

BREAKING NEWS!! BATs will also be meeting on January 27th with Sen. Bernie Sanders. As a member of the HELP Committee and as a leader in the Senate we will be speaking to him about DeVos, a legislative conference on public education, and how will public education survive during the age of Trump. Please tell us what you would like Sen. Sanders to know about public education here https://goo.gl/forms/yyHiAfGyfLhI3Q593

Thank you again for all your support and action!

Solidarity

Marla Kilfoyle, Executive Director BATs

Melissa Tomlinson, Asst. Executive Director BATs

The BATs Board of Directors and Steering Committee Directors.

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