Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Please call Speaker Pelosi's office

House Speaker Pelosi's office is taking calls voting for Impeachment of Bush/Cheney at 202-225-0100.

This is the full body of an email I received this morning:

"Sparked by an insurgency among delegates,the California Democratic Party has taken
an historic step forward on the issue of impeachment. In a resolution affirmed by
the full state party convention Sunday, the Democrats called on the U.S. Congress to use its subpoena power to investigate misdeeds of President Bush and Vice President Cheney – and to hold the Administration accountable “with appropriate remedies and
punishment, including impeachment.” The delegate insurgency was coordinated by PDA and our allies.

While Speaker Pelosi had declared impeachment “off the table,” the Democratic Party rank-and-file has demonstrated its commitment to putting the issue “on” the
table. And it’s no longer just the rank-and-file: Even among the members of the
convention’s Resolutions Committee (appointed by the California Party chair),
the impeachment resolution was the top vote-getter (tied with one other resolution).
Please continue to support our efforts nation-wide, by making a quick donation:

PDAmerica

Coming on the heels of mass actions and resolutions across the country in support of
impeachment, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s introduction of Articles of
Impeachment against Cheney, this action by the powerful California Democratic Party
builds on the pro-impeachment momentum.

The resolution refers to Bush and Cheney having acted in a manner “subversive of the
Constitution” by. . .

1) using false information to justify the invasion of Iraq

2) authorizing “the torture of prisoners of war”

3) “authorizing wiretaps on U.S. citizens without obtaining a warrant”

4) “disclosing the name of an undercover CIA operative”

5) suspending “the historic Writ of Habeas Corpus by ordering the indefinite detention of so-called enemy combatants”

6) “signing statements used to ignore or circumvent portions of over 750
Congressional statutes”

The resolution ends by calling for “vigorous investigation” and “appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment.” (Read the resolution)

This was an example of the Party grassroots speaking its mind, and the Party officials responding to the call. This action represents the successful culmination of PDA’s one-month, eleven-city barnstorming tour across California – aimed at putting impeachment and ending the occupation of Iraq at the top of the Party’s agenda.

Thanks to all your help and support - we really are making a difference!

In Solidarity,
Tim Carpenter

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the
Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Extend the victory of Nov. 2006 into a permanent,progressive majority. PDA’s advisory board
includes six members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Cindy
Sheehan, Medea Benjamin and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info: PDAmerica.


Full Text of the Resolution"

6 comments:

betmo said...

how come no one mentions vermont's vote for impeachment? i say let's go!!!! cheney first and then bush. i don't want there to be any danger of cheney officially taking command!!

Thorne said...

Call made!! The person answering the phone didn't ask any why's or what's. I was slightly concerned that he didn't request my address or other voter info, but I stated my name and that I'm a registered voter and stated that "I'm calling to either demand that, or in support of, (as the case may be) immediate impeachment of Bush and Cheney". I was thanked and told my message would be given to the speaker. (It's actually a good thing he didn't want to know my reasons - I don't have enough minutes on my cellphone to tell them all!) ;)

DivaJood said...

Betmo, I think it's because California is bigger than Vermont, but I agree - Vermont was first.

Thorne, I had the same response when I called the Speaker's office. Took my name, that's all. So I followed my own links to send lengthy emails to Pelosi; the Judicial Committee; and Jane Harman who is my Congresswoman.

Peacechick Mary said...

I called and it took me 6 tries to get through, but my voice is in there. Impeach the Criminals.

WeezieLou said...

i called, and emailed. it feels inadequate, but i guess sometimes you have to trust a teeny tiny bit in the system, to fight the same system.
(Louise/PT)

Coffee Messiah said...

Call and emails are about all we are able to do, but it's something.

Thanks for the linkage!