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Senators Alexander and Corker: Release your call data

posted Feb 6, 2017, 11:35 AM by Aaron Fowles
The Green Party of Shelby County calls on Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to release the tabulated results of the constituent contacts they’ve received over the past three weeks pertaining to the nomination of Betsy DeVos.

One of Senator Corker’s DC staffers, first name Lauren, stated that the majority of phone calls received by Senator Corker have been in opposition to the nomination of DeVos, yet Senator Corker continues to express his support for her and ostensible plans to vote in favor of her nomination.

One of the four pillars of the Green Party is Grassroots Democracy, meaning that citizens should have a voice in how their government is run.  It is clear that even though Senator Corker was elected in Tennessee the constituency now wishes that he vote not with his conscience but with the public interest and therefore to vote against her nomination.  

The Green Party of Shelby County is dedicated to the pursuit of justice through political and nonpolitical means.  All Tennesseans are encouraged to call Senator Corker’s Memphis and DC offices to express their opinion on the nomination of Betsy DeVos.  The vote is scheduled for 11am Central Time on Tuesday, February 7th.  
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