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Meet Your Impeachment Team

Meet Your Impeachment Team

If you don’t know them already, here’s a great alliance of organizations fighting for democracy. They are our Trump impeachment action team. Help them all win back our country, on Main Street, in the media, in the courts, in Congressional hearings. Leading up to the main event. The national rejection and ejection of Republicans with their cult scams in favor of true progress.

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Members,

Thank you for joining the Need to Impeach community of supporters — more than 8 million and growing each day — working to protect our democracy from Donald Trump. We are now closer than ever to making impeachment a reality!

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to engage with supporters like yourself. And invite your friends, family, and neighbors to join the fight to impeach our lawless president. Our movement’s strength comes from people like you, and the more of us there are — and the louder and more visible we can be — the greater the impact we’ll make.

We’re grateful for your support, and we look forward to continuing this fight together.
Check out your representatives and senators to see if they are ready to impeach Trump, Pence, Barr and the stolen Supreme Court occupants.

Because You Never Lost Faith

So, almost two years ago, we launched Need to Impeach to give people across the country a voice in our political process. You’ve been with us from the beginning. You made phone calls, sent emails, voted, and kept up the pressure – even when doubters said it wouldn’t work. You never lost faith.

We would not be here today without our hard-working staff, volunteers, and Need to Impeach founder, Tom Steyer. His vision was to utilize grassroots support to demand that Congress take a stand against Trump’s impeachable conduct. 23 months and 8.3 million supporters later, we stand on the brink of history today.

After receiving over two million emails and phone calls from Need to Impeach supporters, over 200 Members of Congress now support impeachment, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This is a milestone worth celebrating. But our work is not finished.

We have to keep up the pressure in Washington. We must call out Trump’s lies. We’ll never stop fighting for what we believe in.

We will turn to you for help in the coming months as we look to finish what we started.

Thank you again for everything you’re doing to defend our democracy,
Kevin Mack -Lead Strategist

Need to Impeach

If you haven’t already opened the map, I would encourage you to make sure your Member of Congress supports impeachment. If they do, send them a thank you email so they know we stand with them. If they don’t, give them a call to remind them of what’s at sake.
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BREAKING: Right-wing group attacks Indivisible on Twitter

Right-wing group attacks Indivisible

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FreedomWorks (a branch of the GOP’s media machine) just launched a Twitter tirade against us.

They’re targeting us for a simple reason: they’re afraid of the power we’ve built together.

Groups like FreedomWorks believe that the government should only work for the wealthy, white elite. That’s why they’re scared of a movement like ours — a movement of thousands of local groups, organizing in their own communities and fighting to give voices to people who’ve been ignored. They’ve seen what we can accomplish together, and they’re doing whatever they can to preserve their status quo. They hope that by attacking us, they can shut us down.

They’re mobilizing their supporters to attack us, so we have to be ready to fight back. Please: make a $10 donation to Indivisible Project today to help us prepare for everything the right wing throws at us and to support all our work.

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The work we’re doing together this year and in the future could not be more important. We’re fighting injustice, sexism, and racism in our courts and immigration centers, holding our members of Congress to account for terrible votes, and laying the groundwork for absolutely essential democracy reforms to make a more just America for everyone.

That’s what FreedomWorks is scared of, and it’s why they’re coming after us. And that’s the work your donation, big or small, will help us to move forward, today, tomorrow, and far into the future.

We’re committed to saving our democracy, no matter what the right wing has to say about it, and we’re so grateful that you’re here with us, fighting back together.

In solidarity,
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It’s Official, The House has started impeachment hearings.

It’s official — yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. 

Below, we’ll give you a rundown on what the next steps are, but first we want to take a moment to recap what led up to this point. (Feel free to skip this first section if you’ve been checking Twitter as obsessively as we have!) 
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How We Got Here

It’s been all over the news: A whistleblower complaint alleges that Trump asked Ukrainian leaders to interfere in our elections and provide intelligence on his political opponents. Trump himself — along with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani — admitted it. On camera. 

So that brazenly illegal act was what led to additional Democrats coming out in support of impeachment and Pelosi finally backing the effort, right? Well, sort of, but it wasn’t entirely as fast and easy as the headlines make it sound. 

This happened because members of Congress — mostly members of color — came out early for impeachment and never gave in to whether the winds of public opinion had swayed Pelosi. People like Maxine Waters, Al Green, Pramila Jayapal, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley (and so many others) who have been outspoken about Congress needing to have the moral clarity to do what’s right and take one small step to protect our damned democracy. It happened because of our partner organizations, Indivisible groups and so many individuals who made calls, sent emails, held meetings, and visited district offices for TWO YEARS, demanding to be heard and for their members to do the right thing.

In short: thousands of people have been greasing the wheels on impeachment for months. And that’s created a steady buildup of pressure on members of Congress to back the process. The Mueller report, the events and rallies during Impeachment August, the town hall questions and social media posts, the Letters to the Editor — all these things were kindling just waiting for a spark. 

And then there were the calls. 

Yesterday, when it became clear that Speaker Pelosi and other Democratic leadership were planning to meet about impeachment in the wake of revelations about Trump’s call with Ukraine, Indivisibles did what we do best: we sprung into action. Together, in just 4 hours, we generated more than 11,000 phone calls into congressional offices pressuring Members to support impeachment in advance of the House Democratic Caucus meeting. 

That’s the kind of effort that makes a difference. It’s the kind of effort that brings Nancy Pelosi onto national television to say, “No one is above the law.” And it’s the kind of effort we’re going to need to replicate to keep this inquiry moving forward.

What’s Next

Now that the official inquiry has been announced, you may be wondering what the next steps are. In simple terms — we need to keep up the pressure. 

Yesterday we had three simple asks, but we already won one (yay!) so now it’s two:

  1. Keep the investigation in the Judiciary Committee, which has the authority and is already moving forward. ← Big win! At 5 pm yesterday, Speaker Pelosi announced she will not be establishing a special select committee on impeachment. Instead, the existing committees will continue their ongoing investigations in service of a formal impeachment inquiry. That’s what we wanted!
  2. Cancel next week’s recess. Rather than going home and letting the news cycle move on without any action (we’ve seen that before), Congress should cancel their scheduled recess, stay in Washington, and do their jobs to hold Trump accountable.
  3. Hold a vote on impeachment as soon as possible. Every day Trump sits in office without any consequences for his behavior is a threat to the country and our most fundamental principles. The time to act is now.

We’ve gotten some questions about that last ask, so we want to give our two cents. Trump’s actions are not just corrupt — they are a matter of national security, election security, and the integrity of our democracy. And several committees have been investigating Trump’s conduct for months. That means that a lot of the up-front work that would form the basis of articles of impeachment has already been conducted by committees in the House and is ready to be forwarded to Judiciary. We’re not at all saying we shouldn’t have any more hearings, but there’s no reason this process should take months to move forward — as long as Democratic leadership treats it with the urgency it requires. 

Here is a call script for you to call your members of Congress. And if you’d like to take it a step further, after you make your calls, click here to write a letter to the editor supporting impeachment.
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What if they stay on recess?

We know very well that asking Congress to give back their vacation time to go back to still-hot-and-muggy DC could be a losing battle. So if they don’t do the right thing, we’re ready to get loud. 

Yesterday afternoon, we worked with some of our sister organizations to form IMPEACH-NOW, a coalition of progressive organizations dedicated to pressuring members of Congress to Impeach Trump. We’ve launched a shared website, impeachnow.org. Until Speaker Pelosi does the right thing and brings Congress back from recess, use the resources there to find town halls and organize office visits while your member of Congress is home. 

Truthfully, even though we put a lot of work into it today, we hope that impeachnow.org won’t be live very long — because if it’s not, that means we’ve succeeded! 

What else can I do?

The amount of movement we’ve seen on impeachment just in the last week is evidence that chance really does favor the prepared — Indivisibles helped create an environment that’s ripe for action, and you were ready to take up the call when opportunity struck. 

But even when you’re prepared, it takes an unbelievable amount of work to pull off something like what we did yesterday, and the tools we use to make it happen aren’t cheap. Over 30 Indivisible staff members spent the majority of yesterday developing and promoting rapid response resources. Here’s a look at what that took:

  • We built a brand-new call in page, and we wrote, developed, and recorded a phone dial-in so you could text IMPEACH to 97779 and get a recording of messages.
  • Our policy experts researched and wrote new content to match the fast-changing news — and then worked with our video team to script and film a video explaining what was happening.
  • We sent an email to nearly a million Indivisibles, and a text message to over 150,000 more, outlining the state of play and asking you to take action.
  • We coordinated with partner organizations and progressive members of Congress to ensure our asks were aligned across the movement and that we weren’t duplicating each other’s work, but amplifying instead.
  • We answered dozens of emails offering support to Indivisibles who were having trouble contacting their members of Congress. (Yes, we do read replies to these messages!)
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Protect Whistleblowers: Stop Trump’s Abuse Of Power

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I’m Devon Nir of Common Cause and I started a petition to The United States House of Representatives; and The United States Senate, which says:

The Trump Administration is potentially breaking the law by covering up a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s reported “promise” to a foreign leader.

Our system relies on checks and balances, and we can’t exercise them through a veil of secrecy. Congress has a right to know the full truth — and must protect whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing.

A whistleblower from inside the Trump Administration has filed a complaint against the President — including a “promise” Trump made in a conversation with a foreign leader, according to multiple press accounts.

What did he promise? Who did he promise it to? We don’t know and neither does Congress — because Trump is abusing his power to cover up what happened. His administration has refused to pass the whistleblower’s complaint on to Congress as the law requires.

This is a clear cut abuse of power — and completely unacceptable in a democracy.

Whistleblowers take on great personal risk to expose wrongdoing by the powerful. They’re the only reason countless presidential scandals have made it into public view. That’s why we have legal protections for whistleblowers — which must be followed.

But unfortunately, presidents in both parties have abused their power to silence or retaliate against whistleblowers. It’s vitally important that we speak up for transparency right now.

That’s why Congress must immediately take action to protect this national security official who was so concerned about Trump’s actions that they decided to come forward.

Congress deserves to know what Trump said, who he said it to, and any other details of the complaint. And, they must expand protections that ensure government whistleblowers can’t be silenced or retaliated against for speaking the truth.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Devon Nir

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