Progressive Groups Call on Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Nadler to Cancel Upcoming Congressional Recess

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

PRESS CONTACTS:

Anthony Torres, By The People

anthony@bytheppl.us

Ryan Thomas, Stand Up America

ryan@standupamerica.com

Progressive Groups Call on Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Nadler to Cancel Upcoming Congressional Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of 15 progressive groups and grassroots organizations—led by By the People and Stand Up America—have sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler demanding that Congress cancel the upcoming two-week congressional recess and immediately get to work impeaching this lawless president.

In place of recess, the progressive organizations are calling on Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler to begin an aggressive hearing schedule, swiftly draft articles of impeachment, and schedule a vote to impeach Trump this fall.

“Every day Trump is in office is another day he betrays his country and undermines our democracy for his personal gain. Our movement successfully pressured the House of Representatives to advance impeachment proceedings. Now, House leadership must cancel their recess, do their job, and vote to #ImpeachNow,” said Alexandra Flores-Quilty, Executive Director of By the People, the grassroots campaign to impeach Trump.

“The president of the United States is a clear and present danger to our democracy. This is not a moment for our lawmakers to go home,” said Sean Eldridge, Founder and President of Stand Up America. “Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler should cancel the upcoming recess and immediately get to work to hold hearings, draft articles of impeachment, and vote to hold Trump accountable for his crimes and corruption.” 

A copy of the letter sent to Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler can be viewed here and is included below.

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The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House

1236 Longworth H.O.B.

Washington, DC 20515


The Honorable Jerrold Nadler

Chairman, House Committee on the Judiciary

2138 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

To Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler,

The President of the United States is committing impeachable offenses in plain sight and continues to betray his oath of office. Every day that Donald Trump remains in office is another day he undermines our democracy, threatens our national security, and profits off of the presidency.

The House has a constitutional duty to protect our democracy by holding a corrupt president accountable—and this is not the time for our elected representatives to go home. The American people cannot afford to wait for Donald Trump to be impeached, and Congress cannot slow-walk this process.

Therefore, the undersigned organizations—on behalf of the millions of Americans we represent—respectfully demand that House leadership cancel the upcoming two-week congressional recess and immediately get to work impeaching this lawless president.

In place of this recess, we urge you to begin an aggressive hearing schedule, swiftly draft articles of impeachment, and vote to impeach Trump this fall.

Sincerely,

By the People

Stand Up America

Co-Signed By the Following Organizations:

Center for Popular Democracy

CREDO

Democracy for America

DemCast USA

Equal Justice Society

Free Speech For People

Indivisible

March for Truth

Mainers for Accountable Leadership

Need to Impeach

Progressive Democrats Of America

Revolving Door Project

Women’s March

Mara Schechter