Call your two Senators and voice your support for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, which began on February 9, 2021.
Sarah Jane here. I write pretty much all the stories on One Thing You Can Do.
I apologize for not having a post on this topic ready to go for the morning of Tuesday, February 9. Please forgive me; I’m dealing with what I believe is burnout and burnout-related issues.
While Trump is on trial in the Senate, we at OTYCD ask you to call your Senators daily and voice support for proceedings, and for convicting him of the single count of inciting insurrection.
For this one, you should call your Senators only. The House of Representatives’ role was drawing up and delivering the impeachment charge; they have done their job.
Once you have called your Senators, please ask friends and family to call theirs and ask them to vote to remove.
Before placing your call, please check the social media feeds and press release sections of your Senators’ websites to see what they’ve said, or failed to say, about the trial.
On Tuesday, all Democrats and Independents as well as six Republicans–Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana–voted to affirm that the trial of Trump was consistent with the principles of the Constitution.
Cassidy is particularly interesting because he changed his mind. Last month, the Senate voted on the same issue, and at that time, Cassidy voted no. (It’s probably worth noting that Cassidy doesn’t have to worry about re-election until 2026.)
Find your Senators’ contact information, and help others find their Senators’ information, here:
“Hello Senator [Lastname], I am [Firstname Lastname] from [town, state, and giving your zip code helps too].
I am calling to voice support for the Senate trial of Donald Trump, which commenced on Tuesday, February 9.
I ask you to hear the evidence and when the time comes, weigh it, and vote to convict and remove Trump on the single count of inciting insurrection.
I believe Trump is guilty, and I believe that holding the trial and acting to remove him is vital to protecting and preserving democracy in America.
[If one or both Senators voted that the trial was constitutional, maybe use this line: I see that on Tuesday you voted to affirm that trying Trump is consistent with the Constitution. I thank you for voting in favor. As your constituent, this is exactly what I want you to do.]
[If one or both Senators voted no, maybe use this line: I see that on Tuesday you voted against the notion that the trial was constitutional. I am disappointed in your vote and I hope you will keep an open mind and take seriously your responsibilities as a juror.]
Thank you for taking my call.”
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