Over 150 volunteers thanked impeachment supporters, pressured hold outs

Clockwise from top left: Tom Steyer speaks at the CA Democratic Party Convention; in San Francisco, volunteers spell out “IMPEACH” on Ocean Beach; impeachment supporters gathered for a rally in Washington, D.C.; and Need to Impeach volunteers visit Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s (VA-10) office in Sterling, VA during the May recess. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Last week, Need to Impeach organizers and volunteers hosted a nationwide week of action to highlight the increasing momentum behind the movement to impeach Donald Trump. While Representatives were home in their districts for the congressional recess, over 150 impeachment supporters organized office visits to 37 members of Congress to voice their support for initiating impeachment proceedings and demand that Donald Trump be held accountable. In congressional districts across the country, supporters delivered tens of thousands of postcards and petition signatures — as well as memos making the political case for impeachment — urging representatives to support beginning impeachment hearings.

“Every day that we fail to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump is an affront to democratic accountability and the rule of law. But momentum is on the side of impeachment, and members of Congress are starting to realize that giving Donald Trump a license to lie, cheat, and abandon the limitations of power that characterize our democracy is a failure of moral leadership and a betrayal of their oath of office.” said Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer. “Over 8 million Americans have signed the petition demanding impeachment, and now they’re mobilizing, calling on their representatives to do their constitutional duty and begin impeachment proceedings.”

During the week of action, impeachment supporters made visits to the offices of 37 representatives, including petition drops that highlight in-district support for impeachment proceedings and included representatives such as Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11), Rep. Richard Neal (MA-01), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC). In the last week alone, 16 members of Congress and 5 Democratic presidential candidates came forward calling for impeachment, many of whom cited constituent pressure as a reason for their position change, including Don Beyer (VA-08), Bennie Thompson (MS-02), andMadeleine Dean (PA-04).

To coincide with the week of action, Need to Impeach announced the launch of a new impeachment webpage to track which 2020 Democratic candidates have come out for impeachment. The same day, at the 2019 California Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco, Tom Steyer challenged Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leaders to take a stand against Donald Trump’s assault on democracy by beginning impeachment proceedings immediately.

Impeachment supporters visited the offices of 35 different members of Congress during the nationwide week of action, including:

  • Greg Stanton (AZ-09)

  • Adam Schiff (CA-28)

  • Karen Bass (CA-37)

  • Harley Rouda (CA-48)

  • Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)

  • Jahana Hayes (CT-05)

  • Kathy Castor (FL-14)

  • Lucy McBath (GA-06)

  • Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)

  • Mike Quigley (IL-05)

  • Richard Neal (MA-01)

  • Steny Hoyer (MD-05)

  • Haley Stevens (MI-11)

  • Debbie Dingell (MI-12)

  • Rashida Tlaib (MI-13)

  • David Price (NC-04)

  • Alma Adams (NC-12)

  • Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)

  • Deb Haaland (NM-01)

  • Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03)

  • Tom Suozzi (NY-03)

  • Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)

  • Yvette Clarke (NY-09)

  • Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)

  • Antonio Delgado (NY-19

  • Steve Chabot (OH-01)

  • Troy Balderson (OH-12)

  • Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

  • Ralph Norman (SC-05)

  • Lindsey Graham (SC-Sen)

  • James Clyburn (SC-06)

  • Ben Cline (VA-06)

  • Don Beyer (VA-08)

  • Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)

  • Gerry Connolly (VA-11)

  • Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)

  • Mark Pocan (WI-02)