You Can Poke Betsy DeVos in the Eye in Michigan
The DeVos family badly wants to win the Michigan Secretary of State race
Betsy DeVos has been a thorn in the side of Michiganders since well before she helped deliver her home state to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election. The DeVos family are major contributors to Republicans -- and have been for decades -- and Betsy was one of the leading proponents of a failed charter school program in Michigan that proved to be disastrous for families across the state.
Now that Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education in the Trump administration, the rest of the country has been able to feel Michigan's pain. DeVos is in charge of a federal agency that she thinks shouldn't even exist. Her latest priority: Getting rid of Obama-era laws that restricted the extent to which for-profit colleges could freely fleece students by loading them with student debt in exchange for worthless degrees.
If you're reading this, you are probably already familiar with Betsy DeVos. What you may not know is that Trump carried Michigan by less than 11,000 votes, in part because Republicans have spent the last decade eroding voting rights across the state. Now the DeVos family is spending big bucks trying to keep the Michigan Secretary of State’s (SOS) office in their slimy little hands so Michigan remains tilted toward Republicans. The likely Republican candidate, Mary Treder Lang, is a DeVos acolyte who has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the family. She's running to succeed the term-limited Ruth Johnson, a two-term SOS who was also the running mate of Dick DeVos (Betsy's husband) when he was the Republican nominee for Governor in 2006.
The good news is that Democrats have the most qualified SOS candidate in the country in Jocelyn Benson.
Donate NOW to Jocelyn Benson and help Democrats win a key office that could prove critical to winning back the White House in 2020. Stopping a DeVos family ally is an extra little bonus.