Support the California Impeachment Resolution
Friday, June 23, 2006
As some of you may know, there is a proposed impeachment resolution in California. Support for the resolution is growing, but it sure would be nice to pressure the California Legislature some more.
We sure could use your help. If California passes an impeachment resolution, it would be a huge triumph for the nation.
If you live in California, it's pretty damn easy to help out. Simply cut and paste the following proposed letter (or write your own!) into the following action page, HERE
If you don't live in California
, it's still easy to help out, but you can't use the action page. Instead, simply cut and paste the following proposed letter and email it to all of the state legislators. I have provided an email list at the end of the letter. And now, the letter....
Dear California Legislator:
I am a concerned citizen, alarmed about the illegal and unchecked actions of President George Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. Through a rarely exercised statute of the Jefferson Manual of the House Rules, section 603, State legislatures may set impeachment in motion. Recently your colleague, Assemblymember Paul Koretz, introduced AJR 39, a resolution calling for the impeachment of George W. Bush and
Vice President Richard Cheney.
I am writing to strongly encourage
you to become a co-sponsor of this bill. Below are just a few of the undisputable illegal actions that these two "leaders" have taken on behalf of the American people. Our country's status as a beacon of democracy has been tarnished against our knowledge and will. We must hold them accountable for the carnage George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have wrought upon our great nation.
The Impeachable Offenses:
I. Conspiracy to Defraud Congress & the American People:
Lying to Congress & the American people about the reasons for the Iraq war; exceeding Presidential authority in violation of Article II of the Constitution and the War Powers Act
A. Lying about the urgency of the threat from Iraq
B. Lying about the Iraq-al Qaeda connection
C. Lying about the status of Iraq's nuclear program
D. Lying about uranium from Niger
E. Lying about aluminum tubes
F. Lying about chemical & biological weapons
G. Lying about unmanned aerial vehicles
H. Lying about mobile weapons labs
II. Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Negligence & Obstruction of Justice:
A. Ignoring warnings about 9/11
B. Obstructing investigations into 9/11
III. Conspiracy to Violate the Rights of Citizens & Residents of the United States:
A. Detaining without charge
B. Denying the right to a fair, speedy, public trial
C. Denying the right to habeas corpus
D. Misusing the NSA to spy on citizens, violating the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution & the FISA
IV. Conspiracy to Violate the Intelligence Identities Protection Act & the Espionage Act, and Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice:
A. Allowing the disclosure of the name of Valerie Plame Wilson
B. Lying to the American people about the President's role in the disclosure
C. Obstructing justice by lying about the President's personal, direct knowledge of the leak
V. Conspiracy to Violate International Laws that Carry the Full Force of U.S. Law Under the United States Constitution:
A. International Law
B. Nuremberg Tribunal Charter
C. Geneva Conventions
F. Illegal Invasion of Iraq
VI. Conspiracy to Abuse Power, Violate the U.S. Constitution, & Commit Criminal Negligence:
A. Abuse of power - Separation of Powers - "Unitary Executive"
B. Criminal negligence - Katrina
C. Criminal negligence - Failure to protect U.S. military service members in combat zones
D. More here - treaties, environment, etc.
--------------------------------------And now the email list...California Legislators:
Assemblymember.firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks to Bruce Sims of the San Diego Impeach Bush Meet-Up for writing a portion of this letter. Also, thanks to the National Lawyers Guild, Chicago chapter, for writing a portion of this letter.
ImpeachPAC Endorses Jean Hay Bright of Maine
Friday, June 02, 2006
's Press Release:
ImpeachPAC, a federal PAC funding pro-impeachment candidates for Congress, has announced its first endorsement of a candidate for the Senate, Jean Hay Bright of Maine, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Olympia Snowe.
ImpeachPAC has previously endorsed three candidates for the House of Representatives, Michigan's Tony Trupiano, New York's Chris Owens, and California's Jeeni Criscenzo. ImpeachPAC is contributing $2,100 to Bright's campaign, and will be able to contribute another $2,900 once the PAC has endorsed at least five candidates.
While, as a Senator, Bright will be unable to introduce Articles of Impeachment, she has forcefully and eloquently called for their introduction in the House and committed to advancing Senate investigations of the Bush Administration's crimes.
"We have an Administration seizing power it has no right to seize," Bright writes, "openly violating national and international laws and the Constitution, refusing to divulge, even to members of Congress, what it is doing. And we have a complicit Congress sitting there with one eye closed, not doing anything about it.
"I could not believe my ears when I heard that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said a few weeks ago that the current impeachment talk is just a 'pointless distraction' and would be 'off the table' if the Democrats manage to regain majority status after the November elections.
"A pointless distraction? Every member of Congress swears an oath to protect the Constitution. The carefully crafted balance of powers in the three branches of government is an essential component of that document. That balance is severely out of whack, and the three branches are not functioning according to their assigned tasks."
Read Bright's statement in full:http://www.jeanhaybright.us/20060528_impeachmentpolicy.html
Bright has also been endorsed by the Veterans Party and by two chapters of Democracy for America.
"Jean Hay Bright's positions across a wide range of issues are exactly what the Democratic Party needs," said ImpeachPAC's President Bob Fertik. "She has spoken out strongly for immediate and complete military and corporate withdrawal from Iraq and for supporting the reconstruction of that country. She takes leadership positions on domestic issues, including single-payer health care, workers' rights, and a living wage. But above all she stands bravely for accountability and the rule of law - even for presidents."SUPPORT IMPEACHPAC