We’re taking a stand: It’s time to impeach Donald Trump. There are myriad reasons to do so: the looming threat of nuclear war with North Korea; the embarrassment of having a “tweeter in chief”; the terrible, amoral example he sets for the children of this nation; his numerous allegations of sexual assault; and his unwillingness to denounce white supremacists — thus emboldening the worst elements of our country. Let’s not fail to mention his constant unconstitutional behavior due to his failure to extricate himself from business ventures, meaning he is taking money from foreigners, and possibly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. This doesn’t look so good after a series of indictments for charges of money laundering and tax evasion issued in the Mueller investigation for some of shady types involved in his campaign (plus a guilty plea for making false statements for another campaign worker).
So, we know why we need to impeach him, but the real question is how? Here’s what you can do.
Head over to impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org and sign the petition urging Congress to move toward impeaching Donald Trump. Why impeach? According to the Impeach Trump Now website, “The nation is now witnessing a massive corruption of the presidency, far worse than Watergate.”
Impeach Trump Now’s case for impeachment: “President Trump’s personal and business holdings in the United States and abroad present unprecedented conflicts of interest. Indeed, President Trump has admitted he has conflicts of interest in some cases.”
You can also call or send a postcard to your local representative demanding action. And use social media to spread the message: #ImpeachWeek and #YoureFired. Pittsburgh City Paper will publish the names and contacts for local legislators on our website.
Take the #YoureFired challenge with the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign. Film a five-to-45-second video telling Trump “You’re fired,” then share it to social media and tag five friends to challenge them to the #YoureFired challenge. You can also sign an impeachment petition, spearheaded by environmentalist Tom Steyer, at needtoimpeach.com.
This is a matter of mass mobilization. Get out on the frontlines. The nightmare won’t end until we wake up.
City Paper has joined with other alt-weeklies across the country to call for Trump’s impeachment. Now it’s your turn.
Kelly Kenoyer is an investigative reporter at Eugene Weekly. Follow her on Twitter @KenoyerKelly.