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From: "August E. Brunsman IV, Secular Student Alliance" <
[hidden email]>
Date: Jan 26, 2017 11:00 AM
Subject: Our desire is to...help advance God’s Kingdom
To: "Deepak Shetty" <[hidden email]>
Cc:

Deepak,

President Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to be the next Secretary of
Education. She is a terrible choice, and the *Secular Student Alliance must
oppose her.*

You might not have heard of Betsy DeVos before, but she has spent her life
trying to *dismantle the separation of church and state*, advancing school
vouchers, gutting public education, and forcing her religious and political
ideologies onto communities.

She is a wholly unacceptable choice to be Secretary of Education. We
believe we must raise our collective voice and oppose her confirmation.

*Click here to take action; add your name to our efforts!
<https://secularstudents.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=11749&qid=3061507>*

If you’ve watched any of the Senate confirmation hearings, and you should,
you’ve seen her dodge questions and demonstrate a clear lack of
understanding of even basic education issues. That alone should disqualify
her.

As bad as that was, unfortunately it’s not the whole story. She is also a
longtime advocate of merging religion and education. Or, as she put it at a
2001 meeting called ‘The Gathering’
<https://secularstudents.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=11749&qid=3061507>

Full quote: *Our desire is to be in that Shephelah, and to confront the
culture in which we all live today in ways that will continue to help
advance God’s Kingdom, but not to stay in our own faith territory.*

We’ve joined with the *Secular Coalition of America* on a write-in campaign
opposing her confirmation. *Join us and tell your Senators to oppose the
confirmation of Betsy DeVos.
<https://secularstudents.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=11749&qid=3061507>*

The Secretary of Education should promote evidence- and science-based
curricula and a secular education system. She won’t, and that’s why we must
oppose her.

Thanks,

August

PS. Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for January 31. There
is no time to waste: *TAKE ACTION NOW!
<https://secularstudents.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=11749&qid=3061507>*
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