Jennifer Bendery— August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON ― It was early 2017, and Alyse Galvin was on a mission: Bring down Betsy DeVos’ nomination for education secretary.
Galvin, a 52-year-old education advocate in Anchorage, Alaska, was horrified by DeVos’ lack of experience. So she spearheaded a campaign to pressure the state’s two senators to vote no. She and other educators launched a “Betsy DeVos Tie-Breaker Telethon” on Facebook Live, urging Alaskans to call in and share their thoughts on DeVos. They were flooded with negative feedback and displayed their results.