SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, as public support for an impeachment inquiry continues to grow across the country, Need to Impeach is launching a new educational organizing effort to educate the public about impeachment as part of the new phase of its accountability and education campaign.
The new ‘Impeach-in’ effort will consist of events between June 15-June 30, and will include in-district events, house parties across the country, and conference calls with experts and leaders to educate the Americans public about the impeachment process, the Mueller report’s findings, and to make the case for Congress to start an impeachment inquiry. All Impeach-in events will include a call to action and opportunities for direct action, including calls to Congress Members.
“As more and more Americans call on their representatives to stand up for democracy and support impeachment proceedings, we are giving them the tools and platform to showcase the power of their grassroots movement and hold their representatives accountable,” said Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer. “The American public deserves a governing body that recognizes impeachment as a fundamental function of our democracy and understands the critical and urgent need for impeachment proceedings against this lawless president. Millions of Americans are calling for Donald Trump to be held accountable for his crimes, and Congress members should listen to their calls and take action.”
The educational effort is part of Need to Impeach’s new accountability campaign, targeting ten districts represented by Democratic leaders or with solid progressive majorities. 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. In two districts — CA-29 and FL-14 — 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. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) have come out in support of an impeachment inquiry. According to Need to Impeach’s online tracker, 63 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)
- MD-07 (Rep. Elijah Cummings)
- MI-12 (Rep. Debbie Dingell)
- NY-08 (Rep. Hakeem Jeffries)
- NY-17 (Rep. Nita Lowey)
- SC-06 (Rep. Jim Clyburn)