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Answer Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s Call to Join the National Day of Service on January 18, 2021 (That’s Today!)

Answer Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s call to join the National Day of Service on January 18, 2021–that’s today!

As part of the festivities surrounding the Biden-Harris Inaugural, the two Democratic leaders have asked their constituents to participate in a National Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose holiday falls on Monday.

Ok, we admit we’re late off the blocks in telling you about their request for you all to do something or host an event on the day-of.

But! The form also asks about your plans for 2021.

Specifically, it asks if you’ll commit to volunteering in your community for two hours a week, five hours a week, 10 or more hours a week, or taking a year off to serve.

January is an excellent time to plot your volunteering work for the year.

Past OTYCD stories offer several ideas for how you could spend your service hours.

Maybe you could give blood on a regular basis. You could volunteer at your local library once the pandemic subsides. If you don’t already subscribe to a local newspaper, get on that. Find ways to support black-owned businesses. Learn which organizations are handling the grab-and-go school lunch program where you are, and think about how you can assist.

These are just the things we’ve written about. You have dozens of options for making your community a better place. Do some research and see what you find.

Additional good news: Participating in the National Day of Service and planning your volunteer activities for the year fits right in with the Home State, Swing State, Red State strategy.

See the page on the Biden-Harris Inaugural website that talks about the National Day of Service, and scroll down for COVID-19 friendly suggestions for spending the day:

Fair warning: Filling out the form will probably land you on the mailing lists for Biden, Harris, and the Democratic Party.

See the schedule of events for the Biden-Harris Inauguration, which began on January 17, 2021 and culminates on January 20. Many are virtual:

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Celebrate National Run for Office Day on Tuesday, January 19

Celebrate National Run for Office Day on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

You! Yes, you there!

You should run for office! Yes, really!

It’s not just something other people do. You can do it, too. That’s what National Run for Office Day is about.

According to Run for Something, there are roughly 500,000 elected offices at the federal, state, and local levels across the United States.

Some go unfilled for lack of a candidate. More often, only one party bothers to recruit a candidate for that open office.

How do you think Republicans built their power? They didn’t just recruit candidates for Congress. They recruited candidates up and down the ballot, putting like-minded folks in power at every level and helping build a sort of farm team or minor leagues to prepare future candidates for bigger prizes.

You can do this. It’s not easy to run for office, but you can do it.

Consider Juli Briskman. Remember her? She was photographed flipping the bird at Trump’s motorcade in 2017, and lost her job as a result.

She subsequently ran for local office in Virginia and won. She’s serving now, as you read this.

Run for Something launched National Run for Office Day in 2017. You can celebrate it by:

Signing up with Run for Something to run for an elected office in your area, or researching the possibilities yourself.

Asking someone else to run. Double points if you ask a woman. In general, women must receive at least a half-dozen requests to run for office before they decide to do so.

Donating to Run for Something, which helps progressives run for state and local offices.

See the National Run for Office Day website:

https://www.runforofficeday.com

Sign up to run for office:

https://www.wherecanirun.org

Donate to National Run for Office Day:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nrod2019?refcode=siteredirect

Like Run for Something on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/runforsomethingpac/

Follow Run for Something on Twitter:

@runforsomething

Read a 2017 CNN story on National Run for Office Day:

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/politics/run-for-office-day-explainer/index.html

Read a 2019 Demcast piece on National Run for Office Day:

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Are You Able to Donate Blood? Now–Yes, Now, During the COVID-19 Pandemic–is a Great Time to Give

Slotting this repeat story today because the need is still there, and likely will be as long as COVID-19 makes blood drives impossible.

Are you able to give blood? Now–yes, now, when many states are imposing Covid-19 lockdowns–is a great time to give.

It’s January 2020. Those at greatest risk of catching COVID-19 have started to receive the first of two doses of the vaccine, and a fraction of those have received both.

It’s good news, but the pandemic isn’t over. Anthony Fauci predicts that we will need to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing until the fall of 2021.

Seemingly everyone and everything has been affected by the global crisis. Blood banks are no exception. They haven’t been able to hold the blood drives they rely on for keeping supplies up.

If you are able to donate blood and want to know how, click on this OTYCD story and scroll down for details.

https://onethingyoucando.com/2020/11/11/are-you-able-to-donate-blood-now-yes-now-during-a-covid-19-lockdown-is-a-great-time-to-give-6/

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Call Your Two Senators About the Upcoming Trial to Remove Trump, and Say You Want Them to Do That

Call your two Senators about the upcoming trial to remove Trump, and ask them to do so when the time comes.

If you prefer to cut to the chase, scroll down to the bottom for the Senate calling script.

On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection.

NPR published the full list of how everyone voted. See it here:

https://www.npr.org/sections/trump-impeachment-effort-live-updates/2021/01/13/956412385/the-house-has-impeached-trump-again-heres-how-house-members-voted

The single article of Impeachment has now moved to the Senate.

Within minutes of the House’s vote to impeach, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement that repeated that the earliest the removal trial could begin in the chamber would be Tuesday, January 19, 2021. [The Senate is in recess and McConnell won’t call them back.]

We’ll drop the link below, but it’s short enough to reproduce in full:

“The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President. The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House.

“Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week. The Senate has held three presidential impeachment trials. They have lasted 83 days, 37 days, and 21 days respectively.

“Even if the Senate process were to begin this week and move promptly, no final verdict would be reached until after President Trump had left office. This is not a decision I am making; it is a fact. The President-elect himself stated last week that his inauguration on January 20 is the ‘quickest’ path for any change in the occupant of the presidency.

“In light of this reality, I believe it will best serve our nation if Congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming Biden Administration. I am grateful to the offices and institutions within the Capitol that are working around the clock, alongside federal and local law enforcement, to prepare for a safe and successful inauguration at the Capitol next Wednesday.”

Link to McConnell’s statement: https://www.republicanleader.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/mcconnell-statement-on-senate-schedule-jan-2021

Others on Twitter have pointed out the advantages in being forced to idle.

It gives more time for facts about the events of January 6 to come out.

On January 13, Democratic Massachusetts House Rep Ayanna Pressley, one of the four who belong to “the Squad”, revealed that when she and her staffers barricaded themselves into her office, they discovered that the panic buttons had been pulled out.

Story on same: https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2021/01/13/ayanna-pressley-office-panic-buttons

New Jersey House Rep Mikie Sherrill called for an investigation into tours of the Capitol she witnessed on January 5 and described as “reconnaissance missions”.

Story on same: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/13/nj-rep-sherrill-seeks-probe-house-members-she-alleges-abetted-rioters-aided-their-capitol-reconnaiss/4144529001/

Delaying the removal trial to January 19 also allows more time for Republican Senators to wrap their heads around acting against Trump.

Of course, parking the article of Impeachment for a week does nothing for the nation’s collective anxiety. Trump is the monster rampaging across the landscape–it makes no sense to wait to take him out.

Even if it’s not physically possible to remove him before January 20, the Senate should be called back into session to start work on bouncing his wretched hide. [They’d need to take a separate vote to bar him from running for public office in the future; that doesn’t come with a successful removal.]

So here’s the thing. You should call your two Senators, and we will give you a script for that. We’re not sure if asking McConnell to call the Senate back into session is effective. Never mind that he says he won’t do it; if it makes sense to pressure him to come back early, we should.

Until we get a clear answer on this matter we’re offering a more general script.

Before calling, check the social media feeds and/or websites of your two Senators. See what they’ve been saying about the upcoming removal trial. Take these comments, or the lack of comments, into consideration when you speak to a staffer.

“Dear Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>. 

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to remove President Donald Trump.

I support this effort even if it proves impossible to remove him before his term of office ends.

It’s important to proceed with the trial to send a message to future presidents who might try to do the things Trump did on January 6.

I understand that GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to call the Senate back into session before January 19. This is disappointing, and I do not like this.

I am asking you to support the removal trial, and to be ready to serve as a juror.

Thanks for considering this request.”

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Call Your MoCs–Your House Rep On Yesterday’s Impeachment Vote, Your Senators on the Upcoming Trial to Remove Trump

Call your Members of Congress (MoCs)–your House Rep on how they voted in yesterday’s Impeachment proceedings, and your two Senators on the upcoming trial to remove Trump.

If you prefer to cut to the chase, scroll down a bit for the House Rep script, then scroll down to the bottom for the Senate script.

On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection.

The vote was 232 in favor to 197 against, with four not voting.

All the House Democrats voted to impeach.

Ten Republicans voted to impeach. An additional four Republicans did not cast a vote.

NPR published the full list of how everyone voted. See it here:

https://www.npr.org/sections/trump-impeachment-effort-live-updates/2021/01/13/956412385/the-house-has-impeached-trump-again-heres-how-house-members-voted

Check the NPR list, check your House Rep’s social media, and then call.

For the Democrats and the 10 Republicans who voted in favor:

“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>. 

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.

I see that you voted in favor of impeachment yesterday, and I wanted to thank you for your vote. I appreciate it.

<Possibly say this to the Republicans: I realize you were under a lot of pressure to vote no. I thank you for doing the right thing.>

<Also note: Republican Tom Rice of South Carolina’s 7th District is a fish with fur in this context. He is among the 147 who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election AND he subsequently voted to impeach Trump.

See Rice’s statement on his impeachment vote: https://rice.house.gov/press-releases?id=82E3197A-CF57-4AEB-91EB-5A0EA39C3575

If he’s your House Rep, maybe say to him: I notice you were among the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election and also among the 10 who just voted to impeach. While I don’t approve of the first vote, I appreciate the second, and I thank you for it.>

I now ask you to support your colleagues in the Senate and urge them to vote to remove Trump from office and bar him from running again, even if the vote ends up taking place after January 20.

Thank you for taking this call.”

Now to the Senate. Within minutes of the House’s vote to impeach, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement that repeated that the earliest the removal trial could begin in the chamber would be Tuesday, January 19, 2021. [The Senate is in recess and McConnell won’t call them back.]

We’ll drop the link below, but it’s short enough to reproduce in full:

“The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President. The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House.

“Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week. The Senate has held three presidential impeachment trials. They have lasted 83 days, 37 days, and 21 days respectively.

“Even if the Senate process were to begin this week and move promptly, no final verdict would be reached until after President Trump had left office. This is not a decision I am making; it is a fact. The President-elect himself stated last week that his inauguration on January 20 is the ‘quickest’ path for any change in the occupant of the presidency.

“In light of this reality, I believe it will best serve our nation if Congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming Biden Administration. I am grateful to the offices and institutions within the Capitol that are working around the clock, alongside federal and local law enforcement, to prepare for a safe and successful inauguration at the Capitol next Wednesday.”

Link to McConnell’s statement: https://www.republicanleader.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/mcconnell-statement-on-senate-schedule-jan-2021

Others on Twitter have pointed out the advantages in being forced to idle.

It gives more time for facts about the events of January 6 to come out.

Earlier yesterday, Democratic Massachusetts House Rep Ayanna Pressley, one of the four who have been deemed part of “the Squad”, revealed that when she and her staffers barricaded themselves into her office, they discovered that the panic buttons had been pulled out.

Story on same: https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2021/01/13/ayanna-pressley-office-panic-buttons

New Jersey House Rep Mikie Sherrill called for an investigation into tours of the Capitol she witnessed on January 5 and described as “reconnaissance missions”.

Story on same: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/13/nj-rep-sherrill-seeks-probe-house-members-she-alleges-abetted-rioters-aided-their-capitol-reconnaiss/4144529001/

Delaying the removal trial to January 19 also allows more time for Republican Senators to wrap their heads around acting against Trump.

But, of course, parking the article of Impeachment for a week does nothing for the nation’s collective anxiety. Trump is the monster rampaging across the landscape–it makes no sense to wait to take him out. Even if it’s not physically possible to remove him before January 20, the Senate should be called back into session to start work on bouncing his wretched hide. [They’d need to take a separate vote to bar him from running for public office in the future; that doesn’t come with a successful removal.]

So here’s the thing. You should call your two Senators, and we will give you a script for that. We’re not sure if asking McConnell to call the Senate back into session is effective. Never mind that he says he won’t do it; if it makes sense to pressure him to come back early, we should.

Until we get a clear answer on this matter we’re offering a more general script.

“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>. 

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to remove President Donald Trump.

I support this effort even if it proves impossible to remove him before his term of office ends.

It’s important to proceed with the trial to send a message to future presidents who might try to do the things Trump did on January 6.

I understand that GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to call the Senate back into session before January 19. This is disappointing, and I do not like this.

I am asking you to support the removal trial, and to be ready to serve as a juror.

Thanks for considering this request.”

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Call Your MoCs to Support Impeaching Trump Again, for the Love of All that is Good and Right, Impeachment Day Edition

Call your Members of Congress (MoCs)–your House Rep and your two Senators–to support impeaching Trump again.

Yep, this is the new running post until Trump is impeached and removed, neutralized by the 25th Amendment, or resigns.

If you want to skip all this and act, scroll down for the updated calling/emailing script.

The Dems in the House of Representatives have drafted a single article of Impeachment for Incitement of Insurrection.

Read the draft document here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/trump-article-of-impeachment-draft/index.html

In the afternoon and evening of January 12, 2021, things were moving fast. Compared to the speed normally put forward by bureaucracies, things were leaving Usain Bolt in the rear-view mirror.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he did not intend to “whip” the Republican vote against impeachment–he wouldn’t put his fellow party members on the spot and persuade them to let Trump off the hook. (McCarthy stated he opposes impeachment.)

At the time when this story made the rounds, the consensus was that maybe 10 House Republicans would vote in favor: https://bangordailynews.com/2021/01/12/national-politics/house-gop-wont-pressure-members-on-impeachment/

At 3 pm EST, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) held the first public update on their ongoing investigation of the events of January 6, 2021.

Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin said “People are going to be shocked by some of the egregious contact that happened in the Capitol”, and “The scope and the scale of this investigation into these cases are really unprecedented not only in FBI history but probably DOJ history in which essentially the Capitol grounds outside and inside are essentially a crime scene.”

A total of 70 cases had been charged to date, a number that Sherwin said would “geometrically increase”.

He added: “Just yesterday our office organized a strike force of very senior national security prosecutors and public corruption prosecutors. Their only marching orders from me are to build seditious and conspiracy charges related to the most heinous acts that occurred in the Capitol, and these are significant charges that have felonies with a prison terms of up to 20 years.”

So, the s-word was invoked.

See the full CNN story on the FBI-DOJ public announcement:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/justice-department-capitol-hill-attack/index.html

The House Judiciary Committee released a 76-page report on the January 6 insurrection to accompany the single article of Impeachment the House will vote on tomorrow:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/document-article-impeachment-and-house-judiciary-report

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell let the public know he was open to impeaching and removing Trump:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/mcconnell-impeachment-trump-capitol-riot/index.html

Liz Cheney, the third highest-ranking member of the House Republican leadership, and the only member of leadership who refused to challenge the results of the 2020 election, released a bracingly blunt statement that ended with, “I will vote to impeach the President.”

Read it here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/liz-cheney-trump-impeachment-statement/index.html

And Vice President Mike Pence formally notified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that he will not invoke the 25th Amendment against Trump.

Scroll down to read his letter to her:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/pence-tells-pelosi-he-wont-invoke-the-25th-amendment

The House’s vote on impeachment is set for Wednesday, January 13–today, in other words.

It looks like Trump is almost certain to become the first American president to be impeached twice.

Whatever you think of Cheney’s politics (and they are noxious), she did the right thing at the right time and gave her House colleagues cover to vote to impeach.

Your task today is the same one you’ve done the last few days: Call your Members of Congress and tell them you want Trump gone yesterday.

And YES going to the trouble of making these calls will matter. Even if your MoCs totally get it and are frantic to push this forward. Even if they’re one of the 147 who voted to overturn the 2020 election results.

How do we know? Here’s anecdotal evidence in the form of a January 8, 2021 tweet from Rep. Don Beyer, who represents Virginia’s 8th District:

We are getting some of the highest call and email volume that we’ve seen since I took office from people urging Trump’s removal. I’m working with colleagues to accelerate impeachment, and also support invoking the 25th Amendment. I agree with my constituents: he has to go ASAP.

Step up and call or email all three of your MoCs. (Calling is preferable. Use email if no one picks up or if voicemail is full.) Then encourage friends and family to call their MoCs.

The drill: Call your House Rep first, then your Senators.

Find their contact information here:

https://whoaremyrepresentatives.org

Before you call, check the MoC’s social media feeds, so you can comment on what they’ve publicly said, or failed to say, about impeaching and removing Trump.

And yes, sorry, you do need to call them. Social media messages carry no weight with them.

If you don’t get a live person, leave a voicemail.

If their voicemail is full, find the email function on their official Member of Congress website (not their campaign site), and send them a message through that.

Sample script, which you should feel free to adapt to your own needs and wishes:


“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>.

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.

I realize he has less than two weeks left on his presidency. I still want him gone as soon as possible.

<For solid Dem House Reps and relatively brave GOP House Reps who voted to impeach: Thank you for voting in favor of impeaching Trump on an article of insurrection. You are doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected Congressional representative, and I thank you. (You can end the call at this point.)>

<For House Reps who were absent for no good reason, or voted present, or voted against impeachment: I note your failure to appear/your vote of “present”/your vote against impeachment and I am profoundly disappointed in your actions. I will remember this and keep this in mind when the 2022 elections approach.>

<For all Senators, regardless of their ideology: When the House of Representatives delivers its article of Impeachment, I expect you to vote to remove Trump as speedily as possible.>

Trump’s incitement of the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 makes him a clear and present danger to our country.

He spoke at a D.C. rally, riled tens of thousands of his keenest fans up, and told them to march on the Capitol as the House and the Senate readied to certify the results of the 2020 election.

He is directly responsible for the insurrection.

He is directly responsible for the deaths of four of his supporters, and the death of a member of the Capitol’s police force.

He is directly responsible for putting hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs in mortal danger.

If luck wasn’t with us on January 6, the insurrectionists could have killed Vice President Mike Pence and the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi–the second and third in the line of succession behind the president.

He has to go. He has to go NOW.

It’s important to deliver swift, clear, and overwhelming consequences to answer such foul and grave acts.

If we don’t move with speed and force, other evil-minded people, here and abroad, might try something like this in the future. We can’t have that.

Thank you for considering my request.”

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Call Your MoCs to Support Impeaching Trump Again and Removing Him This Time, FFS

Call your Members of Congress (MoCs)–your House Rep and your two Senators–to support impeaching Trump again.

Yep, this is the new running post until Trump is impeached and removed, neutralized by the 25th Amendment, or resigns.

If you want to skip all this and act, scroll down for the updated calling/emailing script.

The Dems in the House of Representatives have drafted a single article of Impeachment for Incitement of Insurrection.

Read the draft document here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/trump-article-of-impeachment-draft/index.html

We at OTYCD are drafting this running update under the assumption that the House of Representatives voted on Monday, January 11, 2021, to advance this single Article of Impeachment.

Update: Monday afternoon, David Cicilline, who represents Rhode Island’s 1st District, tweeted the following, along with a screenshot of the document:

Here is the article of impeachment I just introduced, along with 213 colleagues, against President Trump for Incitement of Insurrection. Most important of all, I can report that we now have the votes to impeach.

The best and clearest explanation as to why things are moving so damn slowly comes from Samantha Corbin (@SamanthaCorbin) in a series of tweets she sent on the evening of January 8, 2021:


YES, we all want to see impeachment articles filled ASAP. Unfortunately, House Rules require unanimous consent in order to meet sooner than Monday and McCarthy is objecting. Put another way, we have to wait because Republicans continue to obstruct the pursuit of justice.

On Monday, we should expect to see articles of impeachment filed, as reported, on one issue: Insurrection. Which these members saw and witnessed with their own eyes, and whom all were put in harms way as a result of. If they can’t vote for that, they should resign.

You don’t even have to take my word for it: [She reproduces a tweet sent to Amy Siskind from Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which reads, “Why tweet snark when you can read the House Rules? The House meets Monday; to do so otherwise needs unanimous consent and McCarthy objects. We JUST went through this with $2000 checks over Xmas. Meanwhile we are using the weekend to build support for #impeachment.”]

We at OTYCD will point out here that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was among the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 election results, and he cast this vote after living through the terror of the January 6, 2021 insurrection.

Back to Samantha Corbin’s thread. Confirmation from @SpeakerPelosi that they will move forward with impeachment. [She retweets another tweet from Christine Pelosi that contains a screenshot we’re unable to reproduce, but Pelosi captioned it: #BREAKING (with siren emoji) “It is the hope of Members that the President will immediately resign. But if he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s #25thAmendment legislation and a motion for #impeachment.” -@SpeakerPelosi

For the “they should’ve done it yesterday” folks, they didn’t have the votes. A number of members had hoped Pence would enact the 25th amendment but he is refusing, and Cabinet members – rather than protest Trump – resigned to PROTECT him so they didn’t have to vote.

And for the “it’s too late to matter anyway” folks, no. No it’s not. If he is impeached for insurrection even on his last day in office, he is not qualified to run again for any office under the 14th amendment section 3. This is how you stop the Trump 2024 campaign.

LOTS of Qs on impeachment process (& forgive me I’m not used to this many comments!) but in particular folks are worried about if there will be the votes in the Senate for conviction/removal after a House indictment. 1) I encourage folks to help rally votes in the Senate. [That’s OTYCD using bold type, not her.]

2) if the House indicts but the Senate won’t convict/remove, the House indictment would still be significant in a criminal trial after Trump leaves office (but again, call the GOP Senators!)

3) Can Trump be Convicted and Removed by the Senate after he is out of office (once the new Dems are sworn in)? This is more complicated. Lots of legal opinions and I would refer people here as a primer: [She links to an NBC News story]: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/can-trump-be-tried-senate-impeachment-charges-even-after-he-n1253544

4) Regardless of the Senate votes Trump and ANYONE can still be indicted under criminal charges in the future for insurrection which would still render he (or they) ineligible to hold office, without regard to impeachment. [This marks the end of Samantha Corbin’s Twitter thread.]

Since drafting this story, House Majority Whip James Clyburn appeared Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union program and said this:

“We’ll take the vote that we should take in the House, and (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) will make the determination as to when is the best time to get that vote and get the managers appointed and move that legislation over to the Senate,” Clyburn told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” 

“It just so happens that if it didn’t go over there for 100 days, it could — let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running, and maybe we’ll send the articles sometime after that,” the South Carolina Democrat added.

No no no no NO. The monster is still loose. Waiting 100 days to corral it is beyond insane. No!

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell circulated a memo about how the second Impeachment of Trump would proceed in the Senate.

The memo says the earliest the chamber could take up the matter is January 19, 2021, because it’s currently in recess.

In other words, McConnell does not intend to call the Senators back from their home states to deal with the danger Trump poses, even now.

FUCK THAT.

Seriously, fuck that.

Trump is too dangerous. He has to GO. He has to BE GONE. He HAS TO HAVE BEEN GONE.

When you call your two Senators, you need to ask them to push McConnell to reconvene YESTERDAY, FFS.

And YES going to the trouble of making these calls will matter. Even if your MoCs totally get it and are frantic to push this forward. Even if they’re one of the 147 who voted to overturn the 2020 election results.

How do we know? Here’s anecdotal evidence in the form of a January 8, 2021 tweet from Rep. Don Beyer, who represents Virginia’s 8th District:

We are getting some of the highest call and email volume that we’ve seen since I took office from people urging Trump’s removal. I’m working with colleagues to accelerate impeachment, and also support invoking the 25th Amendment. I agree with my constituents: he has to go ASAP.

Step up and call or email all three of your MoCs. (Calling is preferable. Use email if no one picks up or if voicemail is full.)

Call your House Rep first, then your Senators.

Find their contact information here:

https://whoaremyrepresentatives.org

Before you call, check the MoC’s social media feeds, so you can comment on what they’ve publicly said, or failed to say, about impeaching and removing Trump.

And yes, sorry, you do need to call them. Social media messages carry no weight with them.

Call a district office rather than their D.C. office (they’ve gone home).

If you don’t get a live person, leave a voicemail.

If their voicemail is full, find the email function on their official Member of Congress website (not their campaign site), and send them a message through that.

Sample script, which you should feel free to adapt to your own needs and wishes:


“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>.

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.

I realize he has less than two weeks left on his presidency. I still want him gone as soon as possible.

<For solid Dem House Reps who voted to impeach: Thank you for voting in favor of impeaching Trump on an article of insurrection. You are doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected Congressional representative, and I thank you. (You can end the call at this point.)>

<For MoCs who were absent for no good reason, or voted present, or voted against impeachment: I note your failure to appear/your vote of “present”/your vote against impeachment and I am profoundly disappointed in your actions. I will remember this and keep this in mind when the 2022 elections approach.>

<An extra sentence for all Senators, regardless of party: I understand that Mitch McConnell circulated a memo about removal proceedings that indicated the Senate won’t take it up until January 19, 2021. That is not acceptable. Trump needs to go NOW. I urge you to pressure McConnell to call the Senate back into session immediately to deal with the matter. It’s that important.”>

Trump’s incitement of the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 makes him a clear and present danger to our country.

He spoke at a D.C. rally, riled tens of thousands of his keenest fans up, and told them to march on the Capitol as the House and the Senate readied to certify the results of the 2020 election.

He is directly responsible for the insurrection.

He is directly responsible for the deaths of four of his supporters, and the death of a member of the Capitol’s police force.

He is directly responsible for putting hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs in mortal danger.

If luck wasn’t with us on January 6, the insurrectionists could have killed Vice President Mike Pence and the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi–the second and third in the line of succession behind the president.

He has to go. He has to go NOW. DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT park the article of Impeachment for 100 days. I want you to impeach and remove him.

It’s important to impeach and remove him, rather than invoke the 25th Amendment, because impeaching and removing him bars him from holding public office ever again.

It’s also important to deliver swift, clear, and overwhelming consequences to answer to such foul and grave acts.

If we don’t move with speed and force, other evil-minded people, here and abroad, might try something like this in the future. We can’t have that.

Thank you for considering my request.”

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Call Your MoCs to Support Impeaching Trump Again and Removing Him This Time

Call your Members of Congress (MoCs)–your House Rep and your two Senators–to support impeaching Trump again.

As you might have guessed, this is the new running post until Trump is impeached and removed, neutralized by the 25th Amendment, or resigns.

If you want to act now, scroll to the bottom of the post for calling/email scripts.

The Dems in the House of Representatives have drafted a single article of Impeachment for Incitement of Insurrection.

Read the draft document here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/trump-article-of-impeachment-draft/index.html

Assuming Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy didn’t see sense over the weekend, today is the earliest the House of Representatives can move ahead with impeaching Trump again.

The best and clearest explanation as to why comes from Samantha Corbin (@SamanthaCorbin) in a series of tweets she sent on the evening of January 8, 2021:


YES, we all want to see impeachment articles filled ASAP. Unfortunately, House Rules require unanimous consent in order to meet sooner than Monday and McCarthy is objecting. Put another way, we have to wait because Republicans continue to obstruct the pursuit of justice.

On Monday, we should expect to see articles of impeachment filed, as reported, on one issue: Insurrection. Which these members saw and witnessed with their own eyes, and whom all were put in harms way as a result of. If they can’t vote for that, they should resign.

You don’t even have to take my word for it: [She reproduces a tweet sent to Amy Siskind from Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which reads, “Why tweet snark when you can read the House Rules? The House meets Monday; to do so otherwise needs unanimous consent and McCarthy objects. We JUST went through this with $2000 checks over Xmas. Meanwhile we are using the weekend to build support for #impeachment.”]

We at OTYCD will point out here that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was among the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 election results, and he cast this vote after living through the terror of the January 6, 2021 insurrection.

Back to Samantha Corbin’s thread. Confirmation from @SpeakerPelosi that they will move forward with impeachment. [She retweets another tweet from Christine Pelosi that contains a screenshot we’re unable to reproduce, but Pelosi captioned it: #BREAKING (with siren emoji) “It is the hope of Members that the President will immediately resign. But if he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s #25thAmendment legislation and a motion for #impeachment.” -@SpeakerPelosi

For the “they should’ve done it yesterday” folks, they didn’t have the votes. A number of members had hoped Pence would enact the 25th amendment but he is refusing, and Cabinet members – rather than protest Trump – resigned to PROTECT him so they didn’t have to vote.

And for the “it’s too late to matter anyway” folks, no. No it’s not. If he is impeached for insurrection even on his last day in office, he is not qualified to run again for any office under the 14th amendment section 3. This is how you stop the Trump 2024 campaign.

LOTS of Qs on impeachment process (& forgive me I’m not used to this many comments!) but in particular folks are worried about if there will be the votes in the Senate for conviction/removal after a House indictment. 1) I encourage folks to help rally votes in the Senate. [That’s OTYCD using bold type, not her.]

2) if the House indicts but the Senate won’t convict/remove, the House indictment would still be significant in a criminal trial after Trump leaves office (but again, call the GOP Senators!)

3) Can Trump be Convicted and Removed by the Senate after he is out of office (once the new Dems are sworn in)? This is more complicated. Lots of legal opinions and I would refer people here as a primer: [She links to an NBC News story]: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/can-trump-be-tried-senate-impeachment-charges-even-after-he-n1253544

4) Regardless of the Senate votes Trump and ANYONE can still be indicted under criminal charges in the future for insurrection which would still render he (or they) ineligible to hold office, without regard to impeachment. [This marks the end of Samantha Corbin’s Twitter thread.]

Since drafting this story, House Majority Whip James Clyburn appeared Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union program and said this:

“We’ll take the vote that we should take in the House, and (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) will make the determination as to when is the best time to get that vote and get the managers appointed and move that legislation over to the Senate,” Clyburn told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” 

“It just so happens that if it didn’t go over there for 100 days, it could — let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running, and maybe we’ll send the articles sometime after that,” the South Carolina Democrat added.

No no no no NO. The monster is still loose. Waiting 100 days to corral it is beyond insane. No!

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell promises to be a jerk about all this. Because of course he is.

He circulated a memo about how the second Impeachment of Trump would proceed in the Senate.

The memo says the earliest the chamber could take up the matter is January 19, 2021, because it’s currently in recess.

In other words, McConnell does not intend to call the Senators back from their home states to deal with the danger Trump poses, even now.

FUCK THAT.

Seriously, fuck that.

Trump is too dangerous. He has to GO. He has to BE GONE. He HAS TO HAVE BEEN GONE.

When you call your two Senators, you need to ask them to push McConnell to reconvene YESTERDAY, FFS.

And YES going to the trouble of making these calls will matter. Even if your MoCs totally get it and are frantic to push this forward. Even if they’re one of the 147 who voted to overturn the 2020 election results.

How do we know? Here’s anecdotal evidence in the form of a January 8, 2021 tweet from Rep. Don Beyer, who represents Virginia’s 8th District:

We are getting some of the highest call and email volume that we’ve seen since I took office from people urging Trump’s removal. I’m working with colleagues to accelerate impeachment, and also support invoking the 25th Amendment. I agree with my constituents: he has to go ASAP.

Step up and call or email all three of your MoCs. (Calling is preferable. Use email if no one picks up or if voicemail is full.)

Call your House Rep first, then your Senators.

Find their contact information here:

https://whoaremyrepresentatives.org

Before you call, check the MoC’s social media feeds, so you can comment on what they’ve publicly said, or failed to say, about impeaching and removing Trump.

And yes, sorry, you do need to call them. Social media messages carry no weight with them.

Call a district office rather than their D.C. office (they’ve gone home).

If you don’t get a live person, leave a voicemail.

If their voicemail is full, find the email function on their official Member of Congress website (not their campaign site), and send them a message through that.

Sample script, which you should feel free to adapt to your own needs and wishes:


“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>.

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.

I realize he has less than two weeks left on his presidency. I still want him gone as soon as possible.

Trump’s incitement of the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 makes him a clear and present danger to our country.

He spoke at a D.C. rally, riled tens of thousands of his keenest fans up, and told them to march on the Capitol as the House and the Senate readied to certify the results of the 2020 election.

He is directly responsible for the insurrection.

He is directly responsible for the deaths of four of his supporters, and the death of a member of the Capitol’s police force.

He is directly responsible for putting hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs in mortal danger.

If luck wasn’t with us on January 6, the insurrectionists could have killed Vice President Mike Pence and the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi–the second and third in the line of succession behind the president.

He has to go. He has to go NOW. DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT park the article of Impeachment for 100 days. I want you to impeach and remove him.

It’s important to impeach and remove him, rather than invoke the 25th Amendment, because impeaching and removing him bars him from holding public office ever again.

It’s also important to deliver swift, clear, and overwhelming consequences to answer to such foul and grave acts.

If we don’t move with speed and force, other evil-minded people, here and abroad, might try something like this in the future. We can’t have that.

<For solid Dems: I have seen your public statements in favor of impeachment and removal, and I appreciate them. You are doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected Congressional representative, and I encourage you to vote in favor of Impeachment today.>

<For silent Dems or Rs, pro-Trump Rs, and really pro-Trump Rs: I note your lack of public comment on the situation/I note you’ve voiced some support for Trump, even now/I notice you voted in favor of overturning the 2020 election results, and I am disappointed. I am asking you to do what the Founding Fathers would want you to do, regardless of how it might make you feel, or how it might affect your political career, and vote in favor of impeaching Trump today.>

<An extra sentence for all Senators, regardless of party: I understand that Mitch McConnell circulated a memo about removal proceedings that indicated the Senate won’t take it up until January 19, 2021. That is not acceptable. Trump needs to go NOW. I urge you to pressure McConnell to call the Senate back into session immediately to deal with the matter. It’s that important.”>

Thank you for considering my request.”

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Call Your MoCs to Support Impeaching Trump Again and Removing Him This Time

Call your Members of Congress (MoCs)–your House Rep and your two Senators–to support impeaching Trump again.

As you might have guessed, this is the new running post until Trump is impeached and removed, neutralized by the 25th Amendment, or resigns.

If you want to get right to it, scroll down for the updated calling/emailing script.

The rest of what’s below are updates that provide context on why this topic will be the running post for several days, and possibly weeks.

We’ll refrain from using the peach emoji to stand for impeachment because we’re pretty sure you’re sick of seeing it after two months of posts on supporting the twin Georgia Senate runoffs (which we WON, yay! Congratulations to Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock and all who helped them along the way.)

Anyway. Nobody thinks Trump’ll resign, so that’s out.

Our Congresspeople have to act to boot him ASAP.

The Dems in the House of Representatives are taking this seriously and moving as fast as they can.

They’ve drafted a single article of Impeachment for Incitement of Insurrection.

Read the draft document here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/trump-article-of-impeachment-draft/index.html

Unfortunately, the earliest that the House can act is Monday.

The best and clearest explanation as to why comes from Samantha Corbin (@SamanthaCorbin) in a series of tweets she sent on the evening of January 8, 2021:


YES, we all want to see impeachment articles filled ASAP. Unfortunately, House Rules require unanimous consent in order to meet sooner than Monday and McCarthy is objecting. Put another way, we have to wait because Republicans continue to obstruct the pursuit of justice.

On Monday, we should expect to see articles of impeachment filed, as reported, on one issue: Insurrection. Which these members saw and witnessed with their own eyes, and whom all were put in harms way as a result of. If they can’t vote for that, they should resign.

You don’t even have to take my word for it: [She reproduces a tweet sent to Amy Siskind from Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which reads, “Why tweet snark when you can read the House Rules? The House meets Monday; to do so otherwise needs unanimous consent and McCarthy objects. We JUST went through this with $2000 checks over Xmas. Meanwhile we are using the weekend to build support for #impeachment.”]

We at OTYCD will point out here that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was among the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 election results, and he cast this vote after living through the terror of the January 6, 2021 insurrection.

Back to Samantha Corbin’s thread. Confirmation from @SpeakerPelosi that they will move forward with impeachment. [She retweets another tweet from Christine Pelosi that contains a screenshot we’re unable to reproduce, but Pelosi captioned it: #BREAKING (with siren emoji) “It is the hope of Members that the President will immediately resign. But if he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s #25thAmendment legislation and a motion for #impeachment.” -@SpeakerPelosi

For the “they should’ve done it yesterday” folks, they didn’t have the votes. A number of members had hoped Pence would enact the 25th amendment but he is refusing, and Cabinet members – rather than protest Trump – resigned to PROTECT him so they didn’t have to vote.

And for the “it’s too late to matter anyway” folks, no. No it’s not. If he is impeached for insurrection even on his last day in office, he is not qualified to run again for any office under the 14th amendment section 3. This is how you stop the Trump 2024 campaign.

LOTS of Qs on impeachment process (& forgive me I’m not used to this many comments!) but in particular folks are worried about if there will be the votes in the Senate for conviction/removal after a House indictment. 1) I encourage folks to help rally votes in the Senate. [That’s OTYCD using bold type, not her.]

2) if the House indicts but the Senate won’t convict/remove, the House indictment would still be significant in a criminal trial after Trump leaves office (but again, call the GOP Senators!)

3) Can Trump be Convicted and Removed by the Senate after he is out of office (once the new Dems are sworn in)? This is more complicated. Lots of legal opinions and I would refer people here as a primer: [She links to an NBC News story]: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/can-trump-be-tried-senate-impeachment-charges-even-after-he-n1253544

4) Regardless of the Senate votes Trump and ANYONE can still be indicted under criminal charges in the future for insurrection which would still render he (or they) ineligible to hold office, without regard to impeachment. [This marks the end of Samantha Corbin’s Twitter thread.]

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell promises to be a jerk about all this. Because of course he is.

He circulated a memo about how the second Impeachment of Trump would proceed in the Senate.

The memo says the earliest the chamber could take up the matter is January 19, 2021, because it’s currently in recess.

In other words, McConnell does not intend to call the Senators back from their home states to deal with the danger Trump poses, even now.

FUCK THAT.

Seriously, fuck that.

Trump is too dangerous. He has to GO. He has to BE GONE. He HAS TO HAVE BEEN GONE.

And YES your effort will matter. Even if your MoCs totally get it and are frantic to push this forward. Even if they’re one of the 147 who voted to overturn the 2020 election results.

How do we know? Here’s anecdotal evidence in the form of a January 8, 2021 tweet from Rep. Don Beyer, who represents Virginia’s 8th District:

We are getting some of the highest call and email volume that we’ve seen since I took office from people urging Trump’s removal. I’m working with colleagues to accelerate impeachment, and also support invoking the 25th Amendment. I agree with my constituents: he has to go ASAP.

Step up and call or email all three of your MoCs. (Calling is preferable. Use email if no one picks up or if voicemail is full.)

So. Call your House Rep first, then your Senators.

Find their contact information here:

https://whoaremyrepresentatives.org

Before you call, check the MoC’s social media feeds, so you can comment on what they’ve publicly said, or failed to say, about impeaching and removing Trump.

And yes, sorry, you do need to call them. Social media messages carry no weight with them.

Call a district office rather than their D.C. office (they’ve gone home).

If you don’t get a live person, leave a voicemail.

If their voicemail is full, find the email function on their official Member of Congress website (not their campaign site), and send them a message through that.

Sample script, which you should feel free to adapt to your own needs and wishes:


“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>.

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.

I realize he has less than two weeks left on his presidency. I still want him gone as soon as possible.

Trump’s incitement of the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 makes him a clear and present danger to our country.

He spoke at a D.C. rally, riled tens of thousands of his keenest fans up, and told them to march on the Capitol as the House and the Senate readied to certify the results of the 2020 election.

He is directly responsible for the insurrection.

He is directly responsible for the deaths of four of his supporters, and the death of a member of the Capitol’s police force.

He is directly responsible for putting hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs in mortal danger.

He has to go. He has to go NOW. And I want you to impeach and remove him.

It’s important to impeach and remove him, rather than invoke the 25th Amendment, because impeaching and removing him bars him from holding public office ever again.

It’s also important to deliver swift, clear, and overwhelming consequences to answer to such foul and grave acts.

If we don’t move with speed and force, other evil-minded people, here and abroad, might try something like this in the future. We can’t have that.

<For solid Dems: I have seen your public statements in favor of impeachment and removal, and I appreciate them. You are doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected Congressional representative, and I encourage you to carry on.>

<An extra sentence for your Democratic House Reps: I see the House is moving as fast as it can under the circumstances, and I appreciate it. If there’s anything you can do to force Kevin McCarthy to stop delaying progress until Monday, please do.>

<An extra sentence for your Republican House Reps, however pigheaded and Trumpy they might be: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s refusal to let the House proceed on this until Monday imperils the nation. I’m asking you, as a constituent, to urge McCarthy to let his colleagues move ahead, for the safety of all.”>

<An extra sentence for all Senators, regardless of party: I understand that Mitch McConnell circulated a memo about removal proceedings that indicated the Senate won’t take it up until January 19, 2021. That is not acceptable. Trump needs to go NOW. I urge you to pressure McConnell to call the Senate back into session immediately to deal with the matter. It’s that important.”>

Thank you for considering my request.”

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Call Your MoCs to Support Impeaching Trump Again

Call your Members of Congress (MoCs)–your House Rep and your two Senators–to support impeaching Trump again.

The Constitution calls for Trump to leave the White House as of noon on January 20, 2021.

The January 6 attack on the Capitol Building by hundreds of supporters who he had personally riled up at a Washington, D.C. rally earlier in the day prompted countless calls to remove him from office because of the clear and present danger he poses to the nation.

The attacks were so unspeakable that even the Wall Street Journal editorial board–notorious for its guanopsychotic far-right opinion columns–urged him to resign.

Many demanded that the House of Representatives impeach Trump a second time, even though he has less than two weeks left to go.

On January 6, Ilhan Omar, the Democrat who represents Minnesota’s 5th District, tweeted:

I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.

Impeaching and removing Trump–a procedure that can continue to completion even if he departs the White House before it’s done–would formally bar him from holding high public office in the future.

Things have moved quickly. Omar sent a pair of tweets late on January 7:

We will impeach!
Most likely tomorrow.

On the same day, New Jersey House Rep Jerry Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, announced he would support bypassing his committee’s role in the impeachment process to allow the matter to go to a full floor vote.


As of the morning of January 8, several news outlets reported that the House of Representatives could be ready to move ahead by the middle of next week.

And at least one sitting Senate Republican, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, publicly voiced a willingness to consider articles of impeachment that the House of Representatives might issue.

So! We need to strike while the iron is hot.

We are asking you to call your Members of Congress (MoCs) and ask them to support a second effort to impeach and remove Trump from office.

Do this even if all your MoCs are cobalt blue Democrats who are fully on board already.

Do this even if all your MoCs are ruby red pigheaded Republicans who never seem to hear what you say (they do, they’re just jerks).

Believe it or not, Celeste Pewter hasn’t yet written a script for this. We’ll take a stab at it.

Call your House Rep first, then your Senators.

Find their contact information here:

https://whoaremyrepresentatives.org

Before you call, check the MoC’s social media feeds, so you can comment on what they’ve publicly said, or failed to say.

And yes, sorry, you do need to call them. Social media messages carry no weight with them.

Call a district office rather than their D.C. office (they’ve gone home).

If you don’t get a live person, leave a voicemail.

If their voicemail is full, find the email function on their official Member of Congress website (not their campaign site), and send them a message through that.

Sample script, which you should feel free to adapt to your own needs and wishes:


“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>.

I am calling/emailing to support the effort to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.

I realize he has less than two weeks left on his presidency. I still want him gone as soon as possible.

<For solid Dems: I have seen your public statements in favor of impeachment and removal, and I appreciate them. You are doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected Congressional representative, and I encourage you to carry on.>

<For silent Dems or Rs, pro-Trump Rs, and really pro-Trump Rs: I note your lack of public comment on the situation/I note you’ve voiced some support for Trump, even now/I notice you voted in favor of overturning the 2020 election results, and I am disappointed. I am asking you to do what the Founding Fathers would want you to do, regardless of how it might make you feel, or how it might affect your political career.>

Trump’s incitement of the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 makes him a clear and present danger to our country.

He spoke at a D.C. rally, riled tens of thousands of his keenest fans up, and told them to march on the Capitol as the House and the Senate readied to certify the results of the 2020 election.

He is directly responsible for the insurrection.

He is directly responsible for the deaths of four of his supporters, and the death of a member of the Capitol’s police force.

He is directly responsible for putting hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs in mortal danger.

He has to go. He has to go NOW. And I want you to impeach and remove him.

It’s important to impeach and remove him, rather than invoke the 25th Amendment, because impeaching and removing him bars him from holding public office ever again.

It’s also important to deliver swift, clear, and overwhelming consequences to answer to such foul and grave acts.

If we don’t move with speed and force, other evil-minded people, here and abroad, might try something like this in the future. We can’t have that.

Thank you for considering my request.”

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