Steyer to discuss Donald Trump’s offenses against the nation and demand that local elected officials support Rep. Al Green’s impeachment resolution

(SAN ANTONIO, July 12, 2018)—Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer is bringing the case to remove Donald Trump from office to Texas, where he will host a town hall—part of his nationwide, 30-stop town hall series—in San Antonio on Wednesday, July 18.

Since launching the town hall series earlier this year, Steyer has hosted town halls in New York City; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati; Washington D.C., Largo, Md.; Arlington, Va; Oakland, Calif.; Atlanta; Orlando, Fla.; Des Moines, Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Denver, Colo.; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Seattle, Wash.; Reno, Nev.; Sacramento, Calif.; Salt Lake City; Boston; and Concord, N.H.

At the event, Steyer will make the patriotic case to Democrats, Independents, and Republicans about the need to impeach Trump, and question why elected leaders in Texas and across the country are ignoring the clear call to action from their constituents.

According to a Quinnipiac poll, more than 70 percent of Democrats support impeaching Trump, yet four of the eleven Democratic members of Congress representing Texas—Vicente Gonzalez (McAllen), Beto O’Rourke (El Paso), Henry Cuellar (Laredo), and Gene Green (Houston)—voted against moving forward with Rep. Al Green’s (Houston) impeachment resolution earlier this year. The representatives who voted in favor of the resolution were Sheila Jackson Green (Houston), Eddie Bernice Johnson (Dallas), Filemon Vela Jr. (Brownsville), and Lloyd Doggett (Austin). Representative Joe Kennedy III (Brookline) did not vote. Representatives Joaquin Castro (San Antonio) and Marc Veasey (Fort Worth) voted “present.”

“From California to Florida, Americans across the country are outraged by Donald Trump’s lawlessness and are demanding his removal from power,” said Steyer. “At every single town hall that we have held, we hear directly from American patriots who are frustrated with this administration and the lack of leadership from members of Congress who are overlooking the will of voters who put them in office. We’re now at Nixonian calls for impeachment at the height of Watergate in 1974. The time for our members of Congress to act is now. American voters demand it.”

Steyer launched the Need to Impeach campaign on October 20, 2017, through national television and social media ads. More than 5.4 million people have since signed on to support the campaign, creating a digital army that several political strategists call one of the most powerful political tools in the Democratic Party. So far, 12 national commercials—including two in Spanish—have aired, reaching more than two billion television viewers and more than 454 million people through social media.

For media interested in covering the event in San Antonio, including time and venue information, please contact Need to Impeach Head of Communications Erik Olvera at[email protected]; (415) 994-3242.

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