Steyer and The List author Amy Siskind to discuss Donald Trump and Impeachment 

(SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2018)—Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer is bringing the case to remove Donald Trump from office to the San Francisco Bay Area where he will host a town hall—one of 30 as part of his national town hall series—in Oakland on April 11 with The List author Amy Siskind.

Steyer is holding the town hall series, which kicked off last month with events in Ohio and the Washington, DC area, to make the patriotic case to Democrats, Independents, and Republicans about the need for impeachment, and to question why elected leaders in California and across the country ignore the clear mandate from their constituents.

While the Bay Area is home to one of the highest concentrations of Democrats in California, six  of 10 local Democratic Congressmembers—Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco), Jackie Speier (Hillsborough), Eric Swalwell (Dublin), Ro Khanna (Fremont), Anna Eshoo (Atherton), and Zoe Lofgren (San Jose)—voted against Rep. Al Green’s impeachment resolution earlier this year. Representatives who voted in favor of the resolution are John Garamendi (Walnut Grove), Mike Thompson (St. Helena), Mark DeSaulnier (Concord), and Barbara Lee (Oakland).

“Our political system has a huge problem with basic truths,” said Steyer. “With every day that goes by, Donald Trump destroys our democracy and we need strong leaders who aren’t afraid to stand up against him and represent the will of the people who put them in office. Those who condemn Trump but do nothing to back their words with action are enabling the damage he is inflicting. Local Bay Area Congressmembers have repeatedly chosen to ignore their constituents’ voices by voting no on impeachment. The people deserve elected leaders who refuse to back down on our shared principles, and we will ensure their voices are heard.”

Steyer launched the Need to Impeach campaign on October 20, 2017 through national television and social media ads. More than 5.1 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 Oakland town hall, including event time and venue information, please contact Need to Impeach Head of Communications Erik Olvera at [email protected].

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