Remind your Senators of the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution and demand they support a fair and open trial in the Senate to fully hear the evidence and hold Trump accountable for his actions. If they don’t, they’ll become accomplices in Donald Trump’s coverup.
Attend the Austin impeachment rallies on Tuesday, December 17
Join this historic nationwide mobilization on the eve of Trump’s impeachment vote. Events will be visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to our lawmakers that their constituents are behind them to defend the Constitution—and that Trump has left them no alternative to uphold their oath of office but to support impeachment and removal.
Attend one or both Austin rallies to impeach Donald Trump—because nobody is above the law.
- 10 a.m.: Morning rally with speakers on the South Steps of the Capitol
- 5:30 p.m.: Evening rally at City Hall
If you cannot attend:
Ask your reps #OneSimpleQuestion: “Do you think it’s OK to ask a foreign power to interfere in our elections?”
2020 is Coming
Watch the Texas Senate Issue Forum
Last week, Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat. The forum was moderated by the Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek, who has a write-up here.
Tuesday, December 17
“Nobody is Above the Law” — Impeachment rallies in Austin
- 10 a.m.: Morning rally with speakers on the South Steps of the Capitol
- 5:30 p.m. Evening rally, the night before the House Impeachment vote
Upcoming: January 13, 2020
Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues
The American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP Texas cordially invites you to Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues. This national nonpartisan event will take place on January 13, 2020 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
Your Moment of Zen
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— Pigs (@pigsarchive) December 13, 2019
On Wednesday, November 20, protestors from Progress Texas, Texas Sierra Club, Why Are You Marching Texas?, TX21 Indivisible, TX10Indivisible, Indivisible Rosedale Huddle, Megaphone Texas, and Indivisible Austin showed up to tell Trump he is NOT welcome in our town.
Trump was here with Apple CEO Tim Cook, touring a manufacturing facility near the Apple HQ. Joining Trump’s entourage was retiring coward Rep. Bill Flores.
— U.S. Representative Bill Flores (@RepBillFlores) November 20, 2019
This letter will go to both of your Senators and your House representative.
The messaging is simple. Ask them:
Do you think it’s OK to ask a foreign power to interfere in our elections?
Trump’s election in 2016 was the Molotov cocktail that ignited the Indivisible movement, including Indivisible Austin. Broadly speaking, our primary means of resisting Trump is congressional advocacy. For a lot of us, this strategy provides a coping mechanism: We can actually do something—that is proven to work. We call our representatives! We track bills! We win elections! No doubt this is important work and we will keep doing it.
We’ve had notable victories—especially the 2018 midterm elections—but let’s reflect on the man who sparked the movement: President Donald J. Trump. During his time in the White House he’s become more emboldened, more overt in his hostility toward anyone outside his white, male Fox New base. He’s separating children from their mothers and locking them in camps. He sold out our nation to Russia, and obstructed Robert Mueller’s investigation into that fact. There are multiple, credible allegations of sexual assault against him. He continues to try to deprive millions of Americans of quality healthcare—a basic human right. Need we go on?
Congress can do more than pass bills. Congress can—and should—initiate impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.
If you’re using Slack to organize, here’s a fun and easy way to make Slackbot deliver random articles of impeachment for Donald J. Trump. Depending on your team’s Slack setup, you might need administrative permissions to do this, but by default anyone can make a Slackbot response.
Click the dropdown next to your team name, and find the option to “Customize Slack.”
Click the “Slackbot” tab and then select “Add New Response”
Choose a keyword and enter in the first field. NOTE: You probably don’t want to use something used frequently, because Slackbot can get annoying. We chose “impeachmf”!
In the second field, paste this text. Or choose your own. Line breaks will serve to separate the Slackbot responses.
Trump has repeatedly put his own interests above those of the country.
Trump has used the presidency to promote his businesses.
Trump has accepted financial gifts from foreign countries.
Trump has lied to the American people about his relationship with a hostile foreign government.
Trump has tolerated cabinet officials who use their position to enrich themselves.
Trump has called for the prosecution of his political enemies and the protection of his allies.
Trump has tried to shake the public’s confidence in one democratic institution after another, including the press, federal law enforcement and the federal judiciary.
Trump has continued to own and promote the Trump Organization.
Saudi Arabia has showered the Trump Organization with business, and Trump has stood by the Saudis despite their brutal war in Yemen and their assassination of a prominent critic.
A Chinese government-owned company reportedly gave a $500 million loan to a Trump-backed project in Indonesia; two days later, Trump announced that he was lifting sanctions on another well-connected Chinese company.
Trump lied to the American people during the 2016 campaign about business negotiations between his company and Vladimir Putin’s government.
The president of the United States lied to the country about his commercial relationship with a hostile foreign government.
Trump directed a criminal plan to evade campaign finance laws.
Trump rejected, with no factual basis, the findings of multiple intelligence agencies about Russia’s role in the 2016 campaign.
Obstruction of justice is certainly grounds for the removal of a president. It was the subject of the first Nixon article of impeachment passed by the House Judiciary Committee.
Trump has called for Comey, Hillary Clinton and other political opponents of his to be jailed.
Trump has described journalists as “the enemy of the people” — an insult usually leveled by autocrats.
Trump has rejected basic factual findings from the C.I.A., the Congressional Budget Office, research scientists and others.
No other president since Nixon has engaged in behavior remotely like Trump’s. To accept it without sanction is ultimately to endorse it.
We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offenses, including, just to name a few: obstructing justice; violating the emoluments clause; abusing the pardon power; directing or seeking to direct law enforcement to prosecute political adversaries for improper purposes; advocating illegal violence and undermining equal protection of the laws; ordering the cruel and unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border; and conspiring to illegally influence the 2016 election through a series of hush money payments.
Members of Congress have a sworn duty to preserve our Constitution. Leaving a lawless president in office for political points would be abandoning that duty.
“The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naïveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate” —Sen. John McCain
Trump pledged to ban entry to the United States on the basis of religion, and did his best to follow through.
Save your response, and then test it out in Slack!
Sources for our Slackbot responses, and recommended reading & listening:
- Impeach Donald Trump (The Atlantic)
- Slowburn seasons 1 & 2, which are about Nixon’s resignation and Clinton’s impeachment. (Slate)
- The People vs. Donald Trump (New York Times)
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Now is the time to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump (Detroit Free Press)
- It’s Good to Talk About Impeaching the Motherfucker (HMM Daily)