The Senate hearing over Betsy DeVos is the most visible example of the incoming administration’s latest efforts to rush a number of problematic and unqualified choices for important administration posts. DeVos is unfit for the job and seems to lack any real personal connection or experience with public education, tuition assistance. She is also without any strong familiarity with the civil rights laws that ensure a quality education for all Americans and protects students who may be denied the services they need to succeed in the classroom
Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, President-elect Donald Trump continued his ill-advised Twitter tirade on civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis. This prompted Jewish groups on the left and right to release statements in support of the Georgia Democrat.
On Friday, NJDC Vice-Chair of Development Steven Bittel became the new chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. Bittel, who is also longtime NJDC supporter, easily won the five-way race. He earned 55 percent of the vote, which was 614 votes, while second place contender Alan Clendenin won just 232 votes.