I got the message below from activist @ democrats.com today – and I for one think it’s a terrific idea to put the word IMPEACH! everywhere on April 28. The sooner the better. I’ll start with this IMPEACH! Banner for the saidia.org blog – you can get the html snippet for your own blog here.
George Bush and Dick Cheney lied the nation into a war of aggression, are spying in open violation of the law, and have sanctioned the use of torture. These are high crimes and misdemeanors that demand accountability through the Constitutional mechanism of impeachment. Since Congress doesn’t seem to get it, we’re calling on all Americans who stand for truth, freedom, and justice to join us on April 28 and spell it out for them: IMPEACH!
Let’s put the word IMPEACH! everywhere on April 28. If you’re in Miami you’ll be able to voice your opinion directly to George Bush himself. If you’re in San Francisco, you can join 2,000 people who will use their bodies to spell impeachment on the beach in San Francisco and then march to Speaker Pelosi’s house. If you’re in San Diego, you can join activists at the California Democratic Party Convention who will tell Nancy Pelosi to put impeachment back on the table. And if you’re in Cleveland you can give your support to Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who is considering starting the impeachment process.
In New York’s Central Park, a crowd will spell out the word IMPEACH on the grass. Another thousand people will do the same at Coney Island, and then spell it out with pizza pies on the boardwalk. Both events are being organized by military mothers with sons who have served in Iraq. A pilot will fly a banner saying “IMPEACH!” around NYC and take aerial photographs of the human murals.
There’s an impeachment rally in front of Faneuil Hall in Boston. In Minneapolis, citizens will spell out “IMPEACH!” with canoes on a lake. That evening they’ll form the letters with bed sheets lit from below so that people will be able to read it from planes passing overhead. In Washington DC, 1,000 people will form a human mural to spell out IMPEACH! at the base of the Washington monument.
Events are planned for April 28th all over the country and outside of it, and you can find one or create one here:
What If We All Wear Impeachment Shirts?
Please join us in planning to wear an impeachment shirt each day from April 23 to 27, and to tell everyone you talk to about events on April 28. The details of this plan are here:
New peach-colored impeach shirts are here:
Ten States Take Up Impeachment: What About Yours?
In 10 U.S. states, either this year or last year or both, the state legislature has introduced and considered, though not yet passed, a bill to petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Bush and Cheney. These 10 states have acted: CA, HI, IL, MN, MO, WA, VT, NM, WI, TX. These 10 legislators who’ve taken the lead should be drafted to run for Congress (except for Ellison, whom we’ve already elected to Congress): Les Ihara, Jr. HI; Lon Burnam TX; Gerald Ortiz y Pino NM; Eric Oemig WA; Paul Koretz CA; Daryl Pillsbury VT; Karen Yarbrough IL; Jamilah Nasheed MO; Frank Boyle WI; and Keith Ellison MN. Special credit goes to Oemig and Ortiz y Pino who have come close to passing their bills.
Dozens of cities and towns have passed these resolutions, and dozens more are trying. At least 16 state Democratic parties back impeachment. A list of all these resolutions, and a kit to help make this happen in your locality and your state can be found here: