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

THE CITY OF RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA 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 ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org.

“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 RootsAction.org. “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 RootsAction.org dedicated to defending the U.S. Constitution.  To join our campaign, read our proposed Impeachment Resolution, or to learn more, visit: www.ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org

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.

RootsAction.org 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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Watch RootsAction’s Norman Solomon Speaking on C-Span on the Petition

Watch Norman Solomon of RootsAction.org on C-Span discussing our petition sent to Congress, calling for an investigation for impeachment of President Trump.


Watch The Campaign Deliver 850k+ Signatures To Congressman Jamie Raskin’s Office


Watch: Press Conference on Our Petition Delivery to Congress, Washington DC, on February 16, 2017

Less than a month after President Donald Trump took office, Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org  delivered a petition with over 850,000 signatures to Congress calling on the House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment investigation into President Trump’s corrupt business dealings, including violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause and Domestic Emoluments Clause and other federal law.

Before the petition drop, we held a news conference at the National Press Club making the case for the impeachment of Donald Trump.

This is the full video of that news conference.

Speakers, in order:

  • Ron Fein, Legal Director of Free Speech For People
  • Norman Solomon, Co-Founder of RootsAction.org
  • Catherine Ross, Professor of Law, George Washington Law School
  • Ben Clements, Board Chair of Free Speech For People
  • Moderator: John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People.

 


Today We Delivered Over 850,000 Signatures To Congress Calling For An Impeachment Investigation

Wow! This is Amazing!

On February 16, 2017, less than one month since President Donald Trump took office, Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org delivered a petition with over 860,000 signatures to Congress calling on the House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment 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.

(L to R: Congressman Jamie Raskin, John Bonifaz, Ben Clements, Catherine Ross, and Norman Solomon)

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