What started as an online petition grew into a national movement of passionate, energetic advocates committed to removing Donald Trump from office. Here’s our story.
Americans who support impeaching Trump
Speaker Pelosi directs the Judiciary Committee to draft articles of
impeachment based on the evidence presented in the recent hearings.
The House Judiciary Committee retakes the reins on the impeachment investigation and asks a panel of constitutional law experts to consider the evidence provided by fact witnesses. The majority of these legal experts argue that Trump’s actions justify impeachment.
The Intelligence Committee, in collaboration with the Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform Committees, votes to issue a report to the Judiciary regarding Trump’s bribery and extortion in Ukraine.
On the fifth day of impeachment hearings, Dr. Fiona Hill testifies that the Ukraine pressure campaign was a “domestic political errand” that had nothing to do with corruption in Ukraine.
In the fourth day of public hearings, Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirms a quid pro quo and makes it clear that those at the highest level, including Secretary Pompeo and Trump, knew about this corrupt deal.
This is the third day of public impeachment hearings. Lt. Col. Vindmand and Jennifer Williams provide evidence of a coverup on the part of the White House, among other revelations. Kurt Volker confirms that any investigation into Joe Biden’s Ukraine activities would be baseless.
During the second day of the public impeachment hearings, former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testifies that corrupt Ukrainians sought to remove her and succeeded with the help of American officials more interested in influencing our elections than protecting our national security.
The first day of the public impeachment hearings begins. Ambassador Taylor and Assistant Secretary of State George Kent describe the White House’s goals in Ukraine as running contrary to longstanding foreign policy to provide military aid to Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggression. Taylor also directly implicates Trump in the scheme to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, testifying that an aide overheard Trump on a phone call.
The House passes a historic Resolution that sets the rules for the impeachment investigation going forward. This vote confirms that Democrats are confident in the evidence they have gathered and are ready to move forward with public hearings.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who was on the phone call in which Trump asked Ukraine president Zelensky to investigate Biden, says that he tried to stop the censoring of the call transcript but was prevented from stopping this blatant cover-up by the White House.
Bill Taylor, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, testifies to Congress that Trump put his own personal political interests above non-partisan foreign policy objectives.
It comes to light that Ambassador Yovanovitch was pushed out of her post by Trump and his associates for being a threat to their plan to bribe Ukraine into investigating Trump’s political rival.
As the House of Representatives moves rapidly towards a vote to impeach the president, Need to Impeach and other grassroots groups immediately pivot focus to the Senate.
In the wake of revelations that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate a political foe, Speaker Pelosi officially announces a historic impeachment inquiry.
Corey Lewandowski confirms Trump obstructed justice in a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.
The House Judiciary Committee votes to formalize an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump’s crimes.
Hundreds turn out to pressure Pelosi
In the heat of #ImpeachmentAugust, hundreds of advocates turn out in San Francisco to demand Nancy Pelosi support impeachment.
The House Judiciary Committee releases a memorandum stating that an impeachment inquiry has begun.
Impeachment August kicks off with individuals across the country turning out to Town Halls to urge their Representatives to support a formal impeachment inquiry.
The movement to defend democracy gains greater momentum as a majority of House Democrats come out in support of impeachment.
Mueller's damning testimony leads to a wave of support for impeachment in the House of Representatives, crossing the 100 member mark.
Rep. Jerry Nadler vows to enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Don McGahn and declares that the House Judiciary Committee has effectively opened an "impeachment investigation."
Robert Mueller testifies in front of Congress and confirms that he did NOT exonerate Trump of obstructing justice, lying to investigators, and welcoming help from hostile foreign governments.
Nathaly Arriola becomes the Executive Director of Need to Impeach, bringing her extensive Capitol Hill experience at an exciting time in our movement.
Thousands rallied in Washington, DC to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump. Watch our recap video!
Momentum for impeachment is building with each passing minute.
Last week Need to Impeach volunteers dropped off 15,000 petitions to urge Rep. David Cicilline to support impeachment hearings. Today, he made this statement.
After reading the Mueller report, Rep. Justin Amash becomes the first Republican member of congress to break party lines and support impeachment.
Need to Impeach launches new ad calling on Democratic leadership to begin impeachment proceedings.
Redacted Mueller Report Released
The redacted report from Special Counsel, Robert Mueller is released. He does NOT clear Donald Trump on obstruction of justice and squarely places the responsibility to act on Congress.
Rep. Richard Neal, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, requests 6 years of Trump’s taxes.
On March 20th, Need to Impeach supporters stopped by Rep. Neal's office to drop off over 120,000 signatures urging him to request Donald Trump's taxes.
Attorney General Bill Barr Releases 4-page summary of Mueller's report
Congress and the public were not satisfied with AG Barr's summary and the full report is subpoenaed. Need to Impeach volunteers hit the phones driving over 18,000 calls to the Department of Justice demanding the full report.
Over 78,000 Need to Impeach supporters sign a petition to urge Rep. Nadler to start impeachment hearings. Six days later, Rep. Jerry Nadler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, launches an investigation into Trump’s obstruction of justice.
The first Need to Impeach Summit happens in Washington, D.C. Nearly 300 volunteers attended trainings and met with members of Congress about impeachment.
Project Accountability Launch
Our grassroots initiative targeting key congressional districts represented by House committee chairs.
Government Shut Down Ends
The government re-opens after the longest shutdown in history. On December 22, 2018 Trump had shut down the government because Congress refused to pay for his racist, ineffective border wall.
A historic midterm election: Democrats take a majority in the House, and a record number of women are voted into office.
Check out our post election recap video.
Need to Impeach turns 1 with an event in Newark, NJ.
Our founder Tom Steyer chats with Jojo, the 6 millionth signer of the Need To Impeach petition.
David from South Carolina explains why he supports impeachment.
1.6 million notecards encouraging folks to vote are sent nationwide.
Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, appears before Congress. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, but Kavanaugh is confirmed to the bench anyway. #BelieveWomen
Launch of Need to Vote, our national initiative to turn out Democratic voters for the 2018 midterm elections.
Launch of National Town Hall Tour
Tom Steyer and Need to Impeach launch a town hall series in Columbus, OH to make the case for impeachment directly to the American people.
Tom buys a copy of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House for every member of Congress.
“If we don’t fight for integrity for the American future and our children, who will? Impeachment is the one answer now.” -Grace, Nashville, TN
Need to Impeach petition goes live in Times Square!