Illinois’ two Democratic senators have not declared how they will vote on the DeVos nomination.
As a result Chicagoans will figuratively knock on their downtown doors tomorrow at the Federal Building, 230 South Dearborn at 3:30.
Senators Durbin and Duckworth MUST VOTE NO on Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education. DeVos is a billionaire who would profit from the destruction of public education. Devos is the latest in Trump’s series of “Corporate Cabinet” nominees with vast personal wealth or deep ties to Wall Street and is widely considered to be Trump’s most vulnerable nominee.
Chicago area students and allies are also demanding Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Michael Madigan resist Trump’s agenda by fully funding public education from pre-K through college by closing corporate tax loopholes, passing the LaSalle Street Tax, and requiring wealthy people like Gov. Rauner to pay their fair share of income taxes. Rauner and Madigan must also make free and fully funded public higher education accessible to ALL Illinois students, including undocumented students, by passing the Student ACCESS Bill (SB 2196).
There’s a lot going on, but Chicagoans have proven over and over again that we can take to the streets, hold a sign and chant at the same time and on more than two days in a row.