MassLive: Amherst lawyer wants Town Meeting to consider impeachment of President Donald Trump

John Bonifaz, Free Speech For People Co-Founder and President, recently submitted a citizen petition, asking the Amherst Town Meeting to “call upon U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, “to sponsor, support and vote for a resolution of that House authorizing and directing the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, president of the United States, including, but not limited to, the violations listed herein.”

According to petition submitted by Bonifaz, a longtime Amherst resident, President Trump’s constitutional violations undermine “the integrity of the presidency, corruptly advance the personal wealth of the president and violate the public trust.”

The Amherst Town Meeting, which begins April 26,  may consider the  issue of whether Congress should launch an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

Original reporting via MassLive



BREAKING: The City of Richmond, CA 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

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

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. is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection — and defunding endless wars.

CONTACT: [email protected]

For a PDF of this release, click here.

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

Watch Norman Solomon of 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  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
  • 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.