On June 29, 2017, West Hollywood became the 13th community to call on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump.
“Impeachment should be reserved as a last resort,” said West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman. “In less than six months in office, President Trump has already violated federal law by attempting to obstruct justice, and his administration is plagued by numerous conflicts of interest. We need to hold him accountable.”
With this resolution, West Hollywood has joined a growing number of cities, including the California cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Richmond, as well as the Massachusetts cities of Brookline, Cambridge, Amherst, Pelham, and Leverett, in calling for the initiation of impeachment proceedings.
Read more about the West Hollywood impeachment resolution here.
On Sunday, July 2, thousands of people took to the streets in dozens of cities across the country to show their support for calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump.
Joining protestors in Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA, were Representatives Al Green and Brad Sherman.
In Austin, Representative Green addressed the crowd, saying “I am here today because I love this country. We cannot let others steal the notion that somehow they’re more patriotic than we are. We are patriotic Americans.”
In Los Angeles, Representative Sherman, who recently drafted an article of impeachment for review by fellow Congressmen, said “Every day, Democrats, Republicans, the entire world is shocked by the latest example of America’s amateur president.”
On Tuesday, June 27, Santa Cruz and Oakland, California City Councils joined 10 other communities officially calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Both Santa Cruz City Council and Oakland City Council passed their resolutions unanimously, bringing the total of communities with passed resolutions up to 12. Other communities in California who have passed resolutions include Los Angeles, Richmond, Berkeley, and Alameda.
In Santa Cruz, resident Michelle Wilson spoke during public comments, saying she believes Trump is not the right kind of role model for the country. “We can’t live with a president that’s teaching us unjustice. We need justice, and we all need to come together as one.”
In Oakland, supporters and volunteers shone the words “Impeach Trump” on City Hall.