Need to Impeach Billboard in CA-29
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, as momentum for an impeachment inquiry continues to grow on Capitol Hill, Need to Impeach is launching a new phase of its accountability and education campaign, expanding into at least a dozen new districts. The new campaign will consist of targeted digital ads, digital billboards, in-district events, outreach to local elected officials, field organizing, and significant educational efforts in the new districts. To start, Need to Impeach will spend $360,000 on the campaign over the first several weeks.
“Every day, Donald Trump grows more unstable and more dangerous, and members of Congress are the only ones with the power to protect the American people and our democracy,” said Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer. “The voice of the American people is getting louder by the day and momentum behind impeachment is growing. The leaders of the Democratic Party deserve to know where their constituents stand, and alongside millions of Americans, we’re calling on them to stop putting political expediency ahead of what’s right.”
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).
In a dozen districts represented by Democratic leaders and members of Congress who hold a solid progressive majority, Need to Impeach will run digital ads and expand grassroots organizing efforts, asking constituents to urge their representatives to support the start of an impeachment inquiry. As part of the expanded campaign, Need to Impeach will also begin extensive educational organizing efforts, which may include social media content, conference calls with experts and leaders, and in-district events to educate the American public about the impeachment process, the Mueller report’s findings, and to make the case for Congress to start an impeachment inquiry. In four district — CA-29, FL-14, FL-26, and NM-03 — Need to Impeach will run digital billboards, as well.
Since the Mueller report was released in April, the groundswell behind impeachment has grown across the country. Need to Impeach organizers and volunteers have visited dozens of members of Congress and after hearing from their constituents, leaders like Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08), Rep. Greg Stanton (AZ-09), and Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-08) have come out in support of an impeachment inquiry. According to Need to Impeach’s online tracker, 62 members of Congress now support at least the start of an impeachment inquiry — and five new representatives were added to that list this week.
Need to Impeach’s new campaign will focus on the following districts:
- CA-15 (Rep. Eric Swalwell)
- CA-29 (Rep. Tony Cardenas)
- CA-41 (Rep. Mark Takano)
- CA-46 (Rep. Jose Luis Correa)
- FL-14 (Rep. Kathy Castor)
- FL-26 (Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell)
- MD-07 (Rep. Elijah Cummings)
- MI-12 (Rep. Debbie Dingell)
- NM-03 (Rep. Ben Ray Lujan)
- NY-08 (Rep. Hakeem Jeffries)
- NY-17 (Rep. Nita Lowey)
- SC-06 (Rep. Jim Clyburn)