Senate Votes to Cut Off Debate on ESEA; Rubio Absent; Final Vote 12/9; More Tools - Keep Contacting Senate!December, 2015
The US Senate is closer to joining the US House in sacrificing our children and grandchildren to psychological manipulation and Baby Common Core. By a vote of 84-12 they cut off further debate (invoked cloture). For Florida, Democrat Bill Nelson voted yes and Republican and presidential candidate Marco Rubio was absent. Of the other presidential candidates, Republicans Ted Cruz and Rand Paul properly voted against the motion, while Lindsey Graham was absent and Socialist Democrat Bernie Sanders was also absent. The full roll call is available HERE. More analysis from Breitbart is available HERE.
We thank the following courageous 12, who are listening to parents instead of lobbyists and Common Core proponents:
THE FINAL VOTE HAS BEEN SET FOR TOMORROW 12/9 - YOU HAVE ONE MORE DAY TO CONTACT THE SENATE FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN:
Please contact your US Senators by phone or social media. The full Social Media Directory for phone, Facebook, Instagram is available from Patriot Journalist. Here is some of Florida's Senator information:
Senator Marco Rubio 202-224-3041 @SenRubioPress
Senator Bill Nelson 202-224-5274 @SenBillNelson
TWITTER ACTION PAGE: Just hit the buttons to contact every single senator to urge them to #StopESEA
Here are some more tools you can use in your arguments in addition to the ones from our last alert:
3) Congressional Talking Points for ESSA are the Same as for FAILED NCLB
Provides local communities with more flexibility and more control over how federal education funds are used.
Allows states to design and implement their annual tests.
Explicitly prohibits federally sponsored national testing or federally controlled curricula.
Streamlines federal K-12 education programs from 55 to 45.