Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar among signers of new “Pledge to Impeach” Trump

For Immediate Release
February 26, 2019
Contact: Alexandra Flores-Quilty, 503-740-6516, afq@bytheppl.us
Josh Nelson, 202-550-6175, press@credoaction.com

Nationwide – By the People, an organization building a grassroots movement to impeach Donald Trump, announced a new national campaign to urge every Member of Congress to support impeachment. As of today’s launch, U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are the brave first Congressmembers to sign onto the pledge, which states:

I pledge to defend the Constitution and the American People by voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump.

“As I always say: Tick Tock, Individual 1,” said Representative Rashida Tlaib while signing the pledge. “It’s my pleasure to support this pledge to impeach Donald Trump. I can’t wait for us to show people, especially families in my district, that they are being put first -- and that we’re going to hold everyone accountable to the law, including the President of the United States.”

Considering Trump’s public attempts to obstruct justice by intimidating witnesses like Michael Cohen -- whose hearing will take place tomorrow in the U.S. House Oversight Committee, of which Representative Rashida Tlaib is a member -- the case for impeachment will continue to get stronger. By the People is mobilizing the public to take action at local Congressional offices around the country, and is in talks with other Members of Congress interested in signing the pledge.

“Millions of Americans agree that Donald Trump isn’t fit to be President. This is not an issue of Republicans vs. Democrats. It’s about checking the flagrant abuse of presidential power from a white supremacist who is profiting off of the presidential office, abusing his powers, and undermining our democracy and our Constitution,” said By the People spokesperson Alexandra Flores-Quilty. “We have a choice: We can let the Trump administration continue to corrupt our government and endanger our lives -- or we can join together to remove Trump from office and make our government work for all of us. We the people have the power and the responsibility to impeach Trump. And now everyone who calls this country home can track where their members of Congress stand. We’re asking members of Congress to show moral leadership by signing the pledge. Let us know on the record whether you’ll defend the American people and the Constitution by voting to impeach Donald Trump.”

Alexandra Flores-Quilty is available for telephone interviews. Please contact afq@bytheppl.us to schedule an interview.

By the People launched the Pledge to Impeach to move Members of Congress off the fence and into action to remove Donald Trump from office. By the People and partner organizations, including CREDO Action, are calling on all Americans to join the grassroots movement. One way people can plug in is by joining CREDO’s upcoming mass call featuring Representative Rashida Tlaib, expected to have thousands of people in attendance.

"For more than two years, Donald Trump’s administration has flagrantly disregarded the rule of law, launched divisive and hateful attacks on people of color and marginalized communities, and undermined even the basic notion that those in power are accountable to the people they represent," said CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess. "This administration has used its authority to give away tax cuts to the rich, take away people's health care, and cover up evidence of serious crimes. Millions of Americans understand that we need to impeach the President, and return a sense of moral decency to the White House. I couldn't be more excited that By the People is on the case, and look forward to working with them in the months to come."

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By the People is a movement fighting for an America that prioritizes the freedom and dignity of all of its people  and fighting for a democracy that reflects the beauty of who we've become as a nation -- starting first with removing the Trump administration. We are committed to fulfilling the mandate of millions of Americans from all walks of life and across issues who want to stop Donald Trump. Through nonviolent action and a people-powered movement, we’re creating a country that lives up to the promise of its founding ideals.

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.