Tom Steyer’s Need to Impeach Campaign Brings National Town Hall Tour to Florida
Steyer to discuss Donald Trump offenses against our country and demand local elected officials support Rep. Al Green’s Impeachment Resolution
(ORLANDO, April 23, 2018)—Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer is bringing the case to remove Donald Trump from office to Florida, where he will host a town hall—part of his nationwide, 30 town hall series—in Orlando on May 2.
Steyer is holding the town hall series, which kicked off with events in Ohio, the Washington D.C. area, Oakland, and Atlanta, to make the patriotic case to Democrats, Independents, and Republicans about the need for impeachment, and to question why elected leaders in Florida and across the country ignore the clear mandate from their constituents.
According to a Quinnipiac poll, 76 percent of Democrats support impeaching Trump, yet eight of the eleven Democratic members of Congress representing Florida—Al Lawson (Tallahassee), Stephanie Murphy (Winter Park), Darren Soto (Orlando), Val Demings (Orlando), Charlie Crist (St. Petersburg), Kathy Castor (Tampa), Ted Deutch (Boca Raton), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Weston)—voted against Representative Al Green’s impeachment resolution earlier this year. The representatives that voted in favor were Alcee Hastings (Miramar), Frederica Wilson (Miami Gardens), and Lois Frankel (Palm Beach).
“With every day that goes by, Donald Trump continues to erode our democracy and we need strong leaders in Congress who are not afraid to stand up to him and represent the will of the people who put them in office. Those who condemn Trump but do not back their words with action are enabling the damage he is inflicting on our country. Florida representatives who voted against Rep. Green’s resolution should explain why they are acting against their constituents’ wishes by voting no on impeachment. The people of Florida deserve elected leaders who refuse to back down on our shared principles.”
Steyer launched the Need to Impeach campaign on October 20, 2017 through national television and social media ads. Nearly 5.2 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, seven national commercials—including one in Spanish—have aired, reaching more than 2 billion television viewers and more than 454 million people through social media.
For media interested in covering the event in Orlando, including time and venue information, please contact Need to Impeach Deputy Director of Communications Alberto R. Lammers at alberto.lammers@needtoimpeach.
Learn more at www.NeedtoImpeach.com.