By David Swanson
04 July, 2007
official list of cosponsors of H Res 333 to impeach Dick Cheney cannot
be updated until July 10 when Congress gets back to Washington. But
Congress Members can contact Dennis Kucinich's office in the meantime
and sign on. And citizens can encourage them to do so. In fact, this
is the week in which you should visit your Congress Member's district
office and demand that he or she sign onto Kucinich's articles of impeachment
or introduce their own. And they should not just sign on, but make a
public statement in support. Here's everything you need to know: http://impeachcheney.org
The official count of cosponsors,
including Kucinich, is at 10. But Rep. Jim McDermott spoke on the floor
of the House last week and committed to signing on. That makes 11. Congressmen
Bob Filner and Jim Moran now also say that they are signing on. That's
13. And Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has spoken out in support of impeachment.
He is clearly either signing on or introducing his own articles of impeachment
or both. That makes probably 14.
Who else? What about your
Congress Member? Does he or she want to be among the first 20 standing
for justice, or trail behind among the last standing with Dick Cheney?
July 4th is independence day, the day on which we throw off the tyranny
of King Georges. This is the moment for your Member of Congress to represent
you, and not Dick Cheney or George W. Bush.
Congress is off this week,
so your Representative is home making appearances at community events.
What a great opportunity to grab a video camera and ask them point blank:
what's your excuse for not co-sponsoring H.Res. 333 ? Democrats.com
is paying $100 for each "no excuse" video asking a Democrat
in the House why (s)he has not co-sponsored H.Res. 333 and recording
their response on video: http://www.democrats.com/youtube-your-rep
Here's what you need to know
to ask tough follow-up questions: http://www.impeachcheney.org
The House Judiciary Committee
took a giant step towards impeachment hearings by sending H.Res. 333
to the Constitution Subcommittee led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-8).
But Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains our main obstacle to impeachment. In
a conference call with bloggers, Pelosi tried to dodge the issue by
arguing that Bush "isn't worth it... he's not worth impeaching."
But Mike Stark wouldn't accept Pelosi's dodge: "Respectfully, that's
not the question. Respectfully, the question is whether or not the Constitution
is worth it."
Here's Pelosi's shocking
reply: "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you can succeed."
So Pelosi's sworn oath to uphold the Constitution only applies "if
you can succeed"? Surely not!
On Sunday in Kennebunkport,
Maine, 3,000 citizens marched for impeachment through the narrow streets
of this little coastal town and delivered a message to Bush and to the
international media that Americans are demanding impeachment. Video,
photos, news reports, and information on the August 25th march planned
for Kennebunkport are here: http://afterdowningstreet.org/me
Last week we kicked off the
"Honk To Impeach" campaign, which is a great way to get past
the Corporate Media blackout and prove to politicians, the media, and
our fellow citizens how many Americans support impeachment: http://democrats.com/honktoimpeach
July 4 is an especially good
day to "Honk To Impeach." You can also hold up signs saying
"Text IMPEACH to 30644". With your help, we'll reach millions
of Americans who don't visit progressive web sites. The best place to
gather on July 4 is outside the parking lot for local fireworks.
We've also set up a new group
to coordinate impeachment efforts among Facebook members: The Nationwide
Movement to Impeach Cheney and Bush. Let's make this the biggest group
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