Activists protest at Speaker Pelosi's San Francisco Office Demanding Trump's Impeachment

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Activists protest at Speaker Pelosi's San Francisco Office Demanding Trump's Impeachment

SAN FRANCISCO – Activists with signs reading “Speaker Pelosi: Do Your Job” and “#TimeToImpeach" staged a protest at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco office Tuesday, urging the Congresswoman to throw her support behind impeaching Donald Trump.

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At the protest, progressive leaders, including CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess, detailed Trump's crimes and the need for Speaker Pelosi to join the fight to remove Donald Trump from office.

"Speaker Pelosi is 100 percent wrong when it comes to impeaching Donald Trump," said CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess. "She wrong on the substance, wrong on the politics, wrong on the morality and wrong on the precedent her reluctance to hold Trump accountable sets for future congressional leaders. Above all, she's wrong when she says it is 'not worth it' to impeach Trump. The communities under threat from Trump's racist policies are worth it. Standing up for the Constitution and the rule of law is worth it. Saving our Democracy is worth it. There is a growing grassroots movement demanding that Democrats hold Donald Trump accountable for his crimes and initiate impeachment proceedings. It is time for Nancy Pelosi to stand with her constituents, the American people and the rule of law and stop hiding behind misguided political considerations."

"We’re responding directly to Speaker Pelosi’s comments last week that it’s not “worth it” to impeach Trump. Speaker Pelosi, this isn’t a partisan issue. This is about doing what’s right, which is always #WorthIt," said By the People spokesperson Alexandra Flores-Quilty. "We can’t afford to wait, because every day that Trump is in office he is a danger to us all. With each delay, House leaders normalize dangerous precedents and show future leaders they can abuse their power with impunity. That’s why Americans across the country are gathering for today’s day of action. We’re telling Congress: It’s time to listen to the will of the people -- and fulfill your oath of office to defend us and the Constitution. It’s #TimeToImpeach Trump."

After speaking to the crowd, activists delivered a copy of By the People's pledge to Impeach Trump to the Congresswoman and urged her to sign the pledge. The pledge reads:

I pledge to defend the Constitution and the American people by voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump. As a concrete first step, I pledge to co-sponsor and vote for a resolution to authorize the House Judiciary Committee to investigate fully and completely whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power to impeach President Trump.

Today's protest is part of a nationwide week of action in support of impeachment, with events taking place at dozens of Congressional offices nationwide. The day of action follows a March 6 protest in Speaker Pelosi's Washington, D.C. office in which nine activists demanding Trump's impeachment were arrested.


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By the People is a grassroots movement to impeach the Trump administration and make an America that finally works for all of us who call it home. Through nonviolent action, we are building a movement across the country to stop this dangerous administration. No matter your background, who you voted for, your age, your gender, your sexual orientation, your religion, or your race, if you are a recent immigrant or if your family has been here for generations, if you live in the biggest city or the smallest town -- we all have a stake in each other’s future. We invite you to join us in this fight.

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of millions of 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.

Mara Schechter