A committee of the City Council of Los Angeles voted unanimously to advance an IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION to the full LA City Council. The resolution was recently presented to Councilmember Bob Blumenfield by the West Valley Resistance. Similar resolutions have been passed by Richmond, CA; Alameda, CA; Berkeley, CA; Charlotte, Vermont; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The WEST VALLEY RESISTANCE isa local resistance group aligned with the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign and Indivisible. With the assistance from more than 50 local Indivisible Chapters, such as the Suffragette Sisters, they have taken the lead in urging the City Council to pass a resolution for Congress to support an investigation into whether President Donald J. Trump has violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution, or committed any other high crime or misdemeanor sufficient to warrant commencement of impeachment proceedings.
“Today’s vote by a committee of the LA City Council to advance a resolution calling for an impeachment investigation of President Trump marks a major new development in holding this President accountable for his direct and ongoing violations of the Constitution,” says John Bonifaz, President of Free Speech For People, which is co-leading with RootsAction the national campaign at www.impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org. “The Impeach Donald Trump Now Campaign thanks the Councilmembers of this committee for this courageous vote and thanks The West Valley Resistance for leading this local fight in LA. With nearly one million Americans already on board with this campaign, we are rising in the defense of our Constitution and our democracy!”
“Throughout the history of our country, difficult and essential changes have come from the grassroots. That is what’s happening via city councils as a groundswell for impeachment begins to take hold. This is just a start of civic empowerment to defend democracy with impeachment of Trump,” says Norman Solomon, coordinator of RootsAction.org
We are hosting a Reddit AMA TODAY, April 25, at 2pm ET with leaders of our Impeach Donald Trump Now Campaign — and we want you to join us!
Participants will include: John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People; Ron Fein, Legal Director of Free Speech For People; Professor Catherine Ross of George Washington University Law School and a member of the campaign’s Legal Advisory Board; and Norman Solomon, Co-Founder and Coordinator of RootsAction.
Join us to ask our experts anything about the call for an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump based on his violations of the anti-corruption provisions of the US Constitution.
Last week, the town of Brookline, Massachusetts took a big step toward passing our model local resolution to impeach Donald Trump, when its Selectmen voted unanimously to send it to the May 23 Town Meeting.
The “Brookline Resolution in Support of Congressional Investigation Regarding Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump” began when Lisa Kolarik discovered our legal advocacy efforts to impeach President Trump for violations of the US Constitution. Kolarik, who renewed her political engagement following the 2016 presidential election, credits our campaign and our March 2nd event in Jamaica Plain as the inspiration for this initiative.
“Jacob Weisberg and Harvard law professor Noah Feldman discuss the three most pressing categories from which the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump may be drawn—corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of democratic norms.”
On Monday, March 27th, organizers and citizen leaders from across the Bay Area packed the Center For Faith & Justice in Berkeley for a special panel and Q/A discussion on the campaign to impeach President Trump.
Speakers for the event included: John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President, Free Speech For People; Norman Solomon, Co-Founder and Coordinator, RootsAction; Jovanka Beckles, Member of Richmond City Council; Eva Paterson, Civil Rights Attorney and Activist; and Ben Clements, Chair of the Board, Free Speech For People.