The town hall tour to make the patriotic case for impeachment

(COLUMBUS, March 8, 2018)—Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer is bringing the case to remove Donald Trump from office to Ohio, where he will kickoff a nationwide series of town halls in Columbus on March 15, followed by another in Cincinnati on March 16.

These are the first of 30 town halls planned across the country to make the patriotic case to Democrats, Independents, and Republicans about the need for impeachment, and how the inaction of their elected leaders in Washington D.C. reflects broader neglect of their constituents.

“Donald Trump’s failure to respond to Russia’s attacks on the 2016 election is a betrayal of his oath of office that leaves the country, and everyone living in it, in jeopardy,” said Steyer. “Despite Trump’s overt dereliction of duty, the majority of our representatives in Washington D.C. refuse to hold him accountable. All voters have a basic expectation for the people we elect to fulfill their Constitutional responsibility to protect each of us and our democracy. If for some reason they can’t see their way clear to doing their sworn duty, they should resign, or we will replace them.”

The majority of Columbus residents live within Ohio’s 3rd Congressional district, and are represented by Joyce Beatty, who backs impeachment. But those in Ohio’s 15th district—which includes the southern part of Columbus—are represented by Steve Stivers, who is unwilling to hold Trump accountable. The seat for Ohio’s 12th district is currently vacant. The Columbus town hall will gather residents demanding that both Stivers and candidates for the 12th district stand up for Ohioans’ safety by supporting Trump’s impeachment.

Cincinnati has two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, both filled by Republicans: Steve Chabot in Ohio’s 1st district and Brad Wenstrup in Ohio’s 2nd. Trump won Chabot’s district by just 6.6 points, but Chabot has backed him in 94 percent of his votes. His seat is considered critical for Republicans to hold onto a majority in the House—but a Democratic wave, energized by voters who recognize the need to hold this president accountable, can put it at risk.

Steyer launched the Need to Impeach campaign on October 20, 2017 through national television and social media ads. More than 5 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, six national commercials have aired, reaching more than 2 billion viewers through television and more than 454 million through social media. A seventh commercial—the first in Spanish—will begin airing nationwide next week.

For media interested in covering the Columbus or Cincinnati events, please contact Need to Impeach Senior Communications Strategist Dave Bloom at [email protected].

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