The U.S. House Approved an Impeachment Framework As 200 Rallies Are Planned Nationwide in 39 States and Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The hundreds of thousands of activists who are mobilizing across the country in anticipation of a House vote on articles of impeachment came a step closer today to protesting in the streets to declare that no one is above the law after the U.S. House voted to approve the framework and rules for moving forward with the impeachment inquiry. And momentum continued to build for the Nov. 2-12 Congressional recess activities in support of impeachment.
Leaders in the House of Representatives released the text of the resolution explaining procedures and key provisions as the House proceeds with the process. As the president and his allies continue to criticize the push for impeachment, holding Trump accountable for abusing the powers of his office for his own political gain becomes increasingly urgent.
The night before the House of Representatives votes on whether to impeach the president, hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists nationwide are expected to take to the streets to demand that accountability and declare that no one, including the president and his administration – is above the law.
Since the grassroots push launched last week, momentum to organize to support the impeachment inquiry has continued to flourish. To date, nearly 200 events and counting have been mobilized nationwide in less than a week. The mass actions are being coordinated by the “Nobody Is Above the Law” coalition, which also helped organize protests in nearly 1,000 cities two days after the 2018 election to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election.
This mobilization is part of a much larger grassroots effort to ensure Congress fulfills its duty to make sure the president follows the law, including nationwide actions and town halls during the November congressional recess to help amplify calls for an inquiry of impeachment, and removal from office.
Before the House impeachment vote, protesters will gather in front of the district offices of House members as the lawmakers finalize their positions and at U.S. Senate offices as senators prepare for a likely trial. Protesters will call on their representatives to uphold the Constitution and their oaths of office by supporting Trump’s impeachment and removal.
The activists will coordinate their work using #NotAboveTheLaw on social media and via the event hub hosted at impeach.org, where anyone can sign up to host or attend an event.
“If politicians in DC allow the President of the United States to use public resources for his personal gain like he did with the Ukraine, they are creating two permanent standards: one for the rich and powerful, and one for the rest of us,” said Diane Russell a cohost of the Portland, Maine event. “If we are truly to be a country of laws then Susan Collins must impeach and remove Trump to show the world that no one is above the law.”
“This is an incredibly important time and a momentous decision to be made by our representatives. It is, indeed time to impeach and remove this dangerous man from our highest office,” said Geof Cahoon, a member of Indivisible Front Range Resistance and a co-host of the planned Boulder, Colo. event. “And it’s way past time for Cory Gardner to listen to his conscience and his constituents and remove this corrupt leader.”
The Nobody Is Above the Law Actions are sponsored by ACRONYM, act.tv, Action Group Network, By The People, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for Popular Democracy Action, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Common Defense, CREDO Action, Daily Kos, Defend American Democracy, Demand Justice, DemCastUSA, Democracy 21, Democracy for America, Equal Justice Society, Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, Free Speech For People, Free Speech for People, Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, Greenpeace, Impeachment March – Worldwide, Indivisible, Lewis-Clark 4 Democracy, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, March For Truth, MAYDAY America, MomsRising, Mountain Dems of Colorado, MoveOn.org, National Action Network, LGBTQ & Veteran’s Committee, National Organization of Women, Need To Impeach, OWS Special Projects Affinity Group, People For the American Way, People’s Action, Progressive Democrats Of America, Progressive Turnout Project, Public Citizen, Resistbot, SOSAmerica, 2019, STAND Central New Jersey, Stand Up America, Strong Economy For All Coalition, Women’s March
Press Release originally posted at Public Citizen.