BREAKING: The City of Richmond, CA Becomes the First City to Call on Congress to Launch an Impeachment Investigation of President Donald Trump


Richmond City Council unanimously approves a resolution focused on President Trump’s violations of the U.S. Constitution

Richmond, CA – One month after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the City of Richmond, California unanimously passed a resolution calling on the United States House of Representatives to start an impeachment investigation of the President.

The resolution specifically calls for an investigation into President Trump’s corrupt business dealings, including violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments and Domestic Emoluments Clauses, and other federal law. The City Council used the model resolution drafted by legal counsel at Free Speech For People and available for download at

“I’m gratified that the City Council took up this issue and passed it the night it was introduced,” says Chris Darling, a citizen of Richmond. “They are standing up for everyone in this country and saying that President Trump is in violation of the Constitution and unfit for office.”

“We applaud the City of Richmond, California, for becoming the first city in the nation to call on the U.S. Congress to start an impeachment investigation of President Trump,” says John Bonifaz, the Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People. “In taking this action, the city is standing up for our Constitution and our democracy.  We urge communities across the country to follow Richmond’s lead, and we urge Members of Congress to hold the President accountable, through the impeachment process, for his direct and ongoing violations of the Constitution.”

“Richmond is one of the countless communities nationwide where people are now looking at imminent dire consequences of extreme corruption at the top of the U.S. government,” says Norman Solomon, Co-Founder and coordinator of “Currently in the midst of real progress after decades of being dominated by big-money interests that thwarted democratic possibilities, the last thing Richmond needs now is to endure the corrupt power of President Trump and his administration.”

Impeach Donald Trump Now is a non-partisan campaign led by Free Speech For People and dedicated to defending the U.S. Constitution.  To join our campaign, read our proposed Impeachment Resolution, or to learn more, visit:

Free Speech For People is a national non-partisan non-profit organization founded on the day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC that works to renew our democracy and our Constitution for the people, not big money and corporate interests. is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection — and defunding endless wars.

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