For Immediate Release

February 7, 2017

Contact:

John Kelley

917-679-6475

jkelley@newtownaction.org

NEWTOWN ACTION ALLIANCE CONDEMNS SENATE GOP FOR CONFIRMING BETSY DEVOS WHO SUPPORTS GUNS IN SCHOOLS

Newtown, CT-Newtown Action Alliance released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education.

“It’s a sad day for all school children, educators, and parents in America. The majority of Republican members of the U.S. Senate confirmed an unqualified billionaire who supports the NRA’s “guns in schools” agenda. Betsy DeVos nor any of her children attended public schools and she is not an educator. She has not been forced to oversee lockdown drills for potential active shooting situations in classrooms. We will work vehemently to oppose the NRA’s efforts to put guns in our schools to protect our children.

We are outraged that these 51 Republicans voted “yes” for Betsy DeVos. We hope the voters will hold them accountable on Election Day in 2018 and 2020.”

Voted YES to DeVos

State

Election 2018

Election 2020

Republican

Vice President Mike Pence

x

Republican

Jeff Sessions

Alabama

x

Republican

Richard C. Shelby

Alabama

Republican

Dan Sullivan

Alaska

x

Republican

John McCain

Arizona

Republican

Jeff Flake

Arizona

x

Republican

Tom Cotton

Arkansas

x

Republican

John Boozman

Arkansas

Republican

Cory Gardner

Colorado

x

Republican

Marco Rubio

Florida

Republican

David Perdue

Georgia

x

Republican

Johnny Isakson

Georgia

Republican

Jim Risch

Idaho

x

Republican

Michael D. Crapo

Idaho

Republican

Todd Young

Indiana

Republican

Joni Ernst

Iowa

x

Republican

Charles E. Grassley

Iowa

Republican

Jerry Moran

Kansas

Republican

Pat Roberts

Kansas

x

Republican

Rand Paul

Kentucky

Republican

Mitch McConnell

Kentucky

x

Republican

Bill Cassidy

Louisiana

x

Republican

John Kennedy

Louisiana

Republican

Roger Wicker

Mississippi

x

Republican

Thad Cochran

Mississippi

x

Republican

Steve Daines

Montana

x

Republican

Roy Blunt Mo.

Montana

Republican

Deb Fischer

Nebraska

x

Republican

Ben Sasse

Nebraska

x

Republican

Dean Heller

Nevada

x

Republican

Richard M. Burr

North Carolina

Republican

Thom Tillis

North Carolina

x

Republican

John Hoeven

North Dakota

Republican

Rob Portman

Ohio

Republican

James M. Inhofe

Oklahoma

x

Republican

James Lankford

Oklahoma

Republican

Patrick J. Toomey

Pennsylvania

Republican

Tim Scott

South Carolina

Republican

Lindsey Graham

South Carolina

x

Republican

Michael Rounds

South Dakota

x

Republican

John Thune

South Dakota

Republican

Bob Corker

Tennessee

x

Republican

Lamar Alexander

Tennessee

x

Republican

Ted Cruz

Texas

x

Republican

John Cornyn

Texas

x

Republican

Mike Lee

Utah

Republican

Orrin G. Hatch

Utah

x

Republican

Shelley Moore Capito

West Virginia

x

Republican

Ron Johnson

Wisconsin

Republican

Michael B. Enzi

Wyoming

x

Republican

John Barrasso

Wyoming

x

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The Newtown Action Alliance (www.newtownaction.org) is a grassroots organization formed after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  It works to make America’s children, families, and all citizens safer through legislative and cultural change that will reduce gun violence in our nation.

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