Action – Tell your legislators that you support the immediate return of “inherent contempt” to the subpoena process.
“I think really the House needs to explore contracting for jail space. This is not going to be putting people up at the Willard Hotel, that they’ll be there with the common criminals, arrested, if they do not comply with the inherent power of Congress to subpoena records and to subpoena people to come in.” – Rep. Lloyd Doggett ((D) Ways and Means Committee)
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Senator [___] to convey to all the heads of investigative committees that we are tired of watching officials of this corrupt administration refuse to obey lawful Congressional subpoenas. We want Congress to start using its power of “inherent contempt” again, to jail or substantially fine them.
“It’s time for people who think that President Donald Trump should be removed from office to get on the phone and tell their senators and representatives. Now is when it matters. And yes: That kind of direct contact really does make a difference.” – Jonathon Bernstein
Minimal Script for our representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [Brownley/Carbajal] for supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
(Check here to see if your representative is already on board.)
Minimal Script for our senators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to publicly call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Action #1 – Meet us on the sidewalk in front of our Ventura County Government Center on Sat. June 15th at 11:00 am.
“If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that.” – Robert Mueller.
The Mueller report confirms what we’ve always known: Trump abused his authority, violated the law, and tried repeatedly to obstruct justice. These are impeachable offenses. With control of the House, Democrats should use their power to do the right thing and begin impeachment proceedings.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s resolution (H.Res.257) is a good step forward (See action #2 below). It’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to exercise bold moral leadership and begin impeachment proceedings, so we can have the full, public inquiry that we deserve instead of dangerous inaction that enables a racist, xenophobic and law-breaking president. The last time an administration refused to comply with a congressional subpeona was at the beginning of the Teapot Dome Scandal. If our president is or has been involved illegal activities, we want to know. We are his boss. Not the other way around.
Come join us at the Ventura County Government Center at 800 S. Victoria (at the corner with Telephone) This is a peaceful, family-friendly and non-violent protest. Please bring a sign, American flags, your loudest voice and come dance to our great protest music soundtrack!
Afterwards, relax and join in the Juneteenth celebration in Oxnard!
10:00 to 5:00 pm at the Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard. Information here.
Action #2 – Remind our legislators that we expect them to do SOMETHING – like cosponsor H.Res.257.