Parties Among 5,000 Planned Nationwide, Marking Presidents’ Day with Calls for Impeachment

(LOS ANGELES, February 13, 2018)—More than 75 people across the Los Angeles Area 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, including more than 1,000 in California, will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17th—Presidents’ Day weekend—in neighborhoods across L.A. 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 offensescommitted 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.