Posted on May 14, 2019
10 Million Petition Signatures in Support of Impeachment. Here’s What’s Next.
Last week, I had the honor of representing CREDO members at the U.S. Capitol. I joined progressive champions Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Al Green along with friends from MoveOn, Women’s March, Need to Impeach, Free Speech for People and By the People to deliver 10 million petition signatures demanding that congressional Democrats start an impeachment investigation against Donald Trump.
Our petition delivery in front of the Capitol made national news, with major media outlets including CNN, CBS, NBC and Newsweek reporting on the momentum behind impeachment. Here is Rep. Tlaib’s impassioned speech demanding that Democrats immediately hold Trump accountable:
Hundreds of thousands of CREDO members like you are part of a movement of millions of people committed to using their power to defend our families, communities, and democracy. We have the momentum, and we need to keep the pressure on House Democratic leaders now.
Speaker Pelosi recently indicated that she’s doubtful Trump will accept the 2020 presidential election results and said that Trump has created a constitutional crisis. She and House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler are two of the most powerful elected Democrats in the country, but instead of using their power, they are asking us to wait. Can you help flood their offices with calls to show them their constituents and millions across the country will have their back if they lead on impeachment now? Click here to make a call.
Every day that Democrats wait to hold this administration accountable is a day too long. Let’s not forget that Trump is:
- Terrorizing our families, neighbors, and friends;
- Separating and indefinitely detaining families;
- Closing our borders to refugees;
- Building a fascist deportation force to criminalize immigrants and target people of color;
- Banning Muslims from entering our country and inciting violence against an entire religion;
- Trying to erase transgender people.
We gave Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in the House of Representatives 10 million reasons to stop playing politics and stand on the right side of history. We know that our message is getting through, so it’s important to keep the pressure on. Can you call today to remind them they have a constitutional obligation and moral imperative to use their power and lead?
Thank you for your activism and all you do to hold Trump accountable.