FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Olympia City Council Action
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. Olympia City Hall
City Council Chambers,
601 4th Avenue SE, Olympia WA 98501
Olympia, Washington –Olympia City Council will consider an IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION on July 11, 2017.
Puget Sound Communities 4 Impeachment, one of the nearly 6,000 resistance groups that have sprung up following the 2016 election, is calling upon Olympia City Council members to support a resolution asking Congress to investigate impeachment of Donald Trump. The resolution has been placed on Tuesday’s agenda for consideration.
Similar resolutions were recently passed in 14 other cities (Richmond, Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Hollywood West and Los Angeles, California; Amherst, Brookline, Cambridge, Pelham, Leverett and Newton, Massachusetts; and Charlotte, Vermont).
“We urge Olympia’s Councilmembers to pass this resolution to convey the will of the Olympia community to have Congress investigate impeachable charges against Donald Trump,” said Bonnie Jones of Puget Sound Communities 4 Impeachment
This resolution takes no money or attention away from the many important issues the Olympia Council faces. Rather, it sends a strong message from the community to our Congressional delegation that this president needs investigation into his potential violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U. S. Constitution and other crimes such as obstruction of justice.
Puget Sound Communities 4 Impeachment has partnered on this effort with the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign. Impeach Donald Trump Now is a non-partisan national campaign led by Free Speech for People and RootsAction.org [impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org] . The campaign recently delivered a petition to Congress calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment. As of July, more than 1.1 million people had signed this petition.
Prior to the City Council meeting, a rally for the resolution will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. on the front steps of City Hall.