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.
The following article is republished courtesy of Marla Goldberg-Jamate. The original posting can be found on The Spectator of Amherst.
Amherst Town Meeting has not shied away from taking a stand on national issues, and when the body of 254 citizens assembles on April 26, it will consider a resolution to investigate grounds for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.
Amherst lawyer John C. Bonifaz, who is instrumental in an effort to have cities and towns across the nation adopt such resolutions, said the public needs “to assure that the President is not beholden to foreign governments.” The Cambridge City Council passed a similar resolution, 7 to 1, on Monday night, and Bonifaz said such measures are being contemplated in Newton, Pelham and Leverett. In California, impeachment investigation resolutions have passed in Berkeley, Richmond, and Alameda, and one is pending in Los Angeles, Bonifaz said. Charlotte, VT, will also ask its congressional representative to investigate grounds for Trump’s impeachment.
Earlier this week, Cambridge made headlines as the fifth city in the nation and the first in Massachusetts to pass a resolution calling on Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump.
Nik DeCosta-Klipa of Boston.Com reports on how “supporters oft he impeachment resolution movement agree that “Any given municipality’s resolution by itself is obviously a very, very small piece,” says Ben Clements, a Boston lawyer and one oft he leaders of a national campaign calling for an impeachment investigation against the president. “But the idea is overtime more municipalities will join in on this.”
Clements, Free Speech For People board chair continued, “We expect that overtime it will blossom.”