More than 60 Impeachment-themed Parties Planned in the Washington DC Area as Part of Need to Impeach Campaign
Parties Among 5,000 Planned Nationwide to Mark Presidents’ Day with Calls for Impeachment
(WASHINGTON, February 14, 2018)—More than 60 people across the Washington D.C. metro area—including at least 20 in the nation’s capitol—are taking part in the nationwide “Party to Impeach” initiative started by Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer to mobilize communities and increase pressure on members of Congress to impeach Donald Trump.
The parties, among more than 5,000 planned nationwide, will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17th—Presidents’ Day weekend—from Arlington, Va. to Gaithersburg, Md., and in every state across the country. The volume of parties demonstrate the Need to Impeach movement’s increasing reach, diversity, and strength. Since its launch on Oct. 20th, more than 4.6 million people have signed on to support the Need to Impeach movement, creating a digital army that political strategists call one of the most formidable forces in Democratic politics.
Cities where parties will be hosted include: Chicago; Houston; San Diego; Las Vegas; Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Sacramento, Calif.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Detroit; Louisville, Ky.; San Antonio; Indianapolis; Miami; Tucson, Ariz.; Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Jacksonville, Fla.; Pittsburgh; Albuquerque, N.M.; Honolulu; and Salt Lake City. Steyer will attend parties being held in Philadelphia, including one hosted by Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.).
“Impeachment supporters across the country are gathering to send a clear message to all members of Congress: impeach Donald Trump now,” Steyer said. “Trump has more than met the standard for impeachment, and the only thing holding the process back are members of Congress who are focusing on partisan political considerations over the good of the country and the safety of Americans. If they do not answer the call for impeachment, voters will take note of that in November.”
Dozens of the country’s leading legal scholars have documented eight impeachable offenses committed by Donald Trump, which—in addition to obstruction of justice—include abusing pardon power, violating the emoluments clause, conspiring with others to commit crimes against the United States, and undermining freedom of the press.
Congressional support for impeachment has also increased, with 66 members—eight more than a previous vote—recently voting in favor of removing Trump from office after he made racist comments while discussing immigration in January.
Those who would like to host house parties can learn more here.
Learn more about the campaign at www.NeedtoImpeach.com.