"Need To Impeach" Effort From Tom Steyer Reaches 1 Million Signature Milestone
Ad Campaign Propels Petition Signature Drive To 1 Million In One Week, Continues To Grow
(SAN FRANCISCO, October 31, 2017)—Today, the Need To Impeach effort announced that it reached the million signature mark. The milestone comes just one week after Tom Steyer announced that he was releasing a one minute ad asking the American people to demand their elected officials take a stand on impeachment.
“One million signatures in a week proves that the message of Need To Impeach is striking a chord with the American people,” Tom Steyer said. “The president’s tweet proves that we’ve struck a nerve with him too. Now that American people are making their voices heard loud and clear, it’s time for our elected officials to step up to the plate and represent the people they were elected to serve.”
The Need To Impeach effort’s rapid growth has come in the wake of a seven-figure digital ad buy and an eight-figure national television advertising campaign, where it caught the eye of Donald Trump. Last Friday, Trump tweeted in response to the ad campaign, “Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!”
Steyer also spoke at an impeachment rally in San Francisco, supporting the San Francisco Supervisors’ resolution calling from Trump’s impeachment. There, Steyer reiterated his belief that Trump’s presidency puts Americans at risk, saying, “This president is a clear and present danger to the health of every American.”
Citizens from around the country have visited NeedToImpeach.com, where they have signed up to stay updated on the initiative and signed a petition to demand that their elected officials take a stance on impeachment. The effort has also picked up endorsements from influencers like will.i.am, Christie Brinkley, Judd Apatow, D.L. Hughley, Stephen King, and Nancy Sinatra.
With Monday’s news that one Trump campaign advisor has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Russian government officials and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been indicted on 12 counts, including charges of conspiracy against the United States, the case for impeachment seems only to be getting stronger.