Join the March for Impeachment – Sunday, July 2nd

by on June 29, 2017 · 1 comment

in San Diego

There’s a rally and march for the impeachment of President Donald Trump this Saturday, July 2nd at the San Diego County Administration Building.

This March for Impeachment is one of many scheduled to be held in cities across the country as a way for Americans from every walk of life to come together in our collective demand for proceedings to begin as soon as possible for the impeachment of the current President of the United States.

Here’s the schedule: (for list of speakers, petition, and ground for impeachment – see below.)

11 AM- Rally at Waterfront Park
11:15 AM- Speeches at Waterfront Park
12:30 – March Downtown
1:30 PM- Arrive back at Waterfront Park

Here’s a statement from the local Impeachment March organizers:

We understand that the idea of impeaching the president of the United States seems unrealistic; however, we must learn and remember our past; Dr. King never thought his dream would become reality but he still pursued it, despite it being out of reach at that specific time.

Also, we understand the fear many members of different communities are living in, at the same time, if we do not take it upon ourselves to seek justice for all, no one will. We’re inviting everyone who wants this President to be impeached to attend – whether they belong to an activist group or organization, or have never marched for anything in their lives before. We hope to see everyone here at Waterfront Park at 11am on July 2nd.

We at the OB Rag – along with our media partners at San Diego Free Press – want to offer our endorsement and support for this upcoming Impeachment March in San Diego on Sunday, July 2nd. UPDATE: And the sister rally in Escondido.

The petition for the demand for the start of impeachment hearings

As of Thursday afternoon, June 29th, 1,141,650 people and counting had signed their names to the campaign to impeach Trump. (3pm PDT 6/29/17) . Sign the Petition here.

More from the organizers of San Diego’s march:

Join us July 2, 2017!

We have an amazing line up of speakers and performers:

  • Mohamed Abdallah, Emcee and Organizer
  • Yasmeen Obeid, Emcee and Organizer
  • Buki Domingos, Performing “We Shall Overcome”
  • Lori Saldaña, Former Assemblywoman
  • Bree Davis, FTW + Liberation
  • Hugo Castro, Border Angels
  • Dr. Sharon Elise, Professor of Sociology, Author & Poet
  • Mark Lane
  • Francisco Duarte
  • Betsabe Ramirez
  • Mona Dibas, United Movement Founder
  • Karina Frost & The Banduvloons, Performing “This Land is Your Land”
  • James Eliah, Vice President, Minority Humanitarian Foundation
  • Fayaz Nawabi, Delegate for California Democratic Party
  • Sarah Kadous, San Diego Young Muslim Democrats
  • The Brother Burns, Performing “We The People”
  • *American Sign Language Interpreters will be provided by Ingrid Salazar and Dakota Bramms

OUR DEMANDS!

Donald Trump has been in violation of the Constitution from the day he was sworn into the office of President.

We cannot abide a Congress that turns a blind eye to the constitutional breaches of our Commander in Chief. We demand that Congress does its job and commences with impeachment proceedings immediately.

Donald Trump’s extreme disregard for the Constitution is a profound subversion of the Office of the President.

Neither do we feel our country is in safe nor able hands, and we will not quietly ride out a tenure that threatens our democracy and way of life.

We demand that Congress stop enabling President Trump through an embarrassing and potentially catastrophic charade of normalcy.

The future of American Democracy rests in their hands.

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GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT

President Trump must be impeached under Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution for Treason, Bribery, or High Crimes and Misdemeanors, in particular:

(1) Obstruction of Justice. Article 2, Section 1.8. of the Constitution Sets forth the oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will do to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

In his conduct of the Office of President of the United States, Trump in violation of his oath faithfully to execute the Office of President of the Unites States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice in that he:

1a. Interfered with the Department of Justice of the United States and Federal Bureau of Investigation by dismissing officers and investigators conducting investigations as to his illegal activities, including Preet Bharara the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Salley Yates, the Deputy and Acting Attorney General of the United States, and James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

1b. Made false and misleading statements the people of the United States to deceive the people that investigations as to his misdeeds and those of his subordinates were and are being conducted thoroughly and completely with regard to his misconduct and the misconduct of his subordinate

1c. Failed to provide information regarding General Flynn’s dealings with the Russians to the House Intelligence Committee.

(2) Violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause Article I, Section 9, Clause 8

[N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

The framers of the Constitution created this clause to ensure that US officials would not be corrupted by gifts or payments from foreign powers, yet President Trump receives a constant stream of cash and favors from foreign powers and their agents.

Inconsistent with the practice of all modern era Presidents and the expectations of the public, he has refused to place his business assets into a blind trust in which he would have no control over the assets and decision making of his businesses, but instead, directly and/or through his family continues to control his businesses and receive business revenues. The single largest tenant of Trump Tower is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a wholly state-owned company. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority office holds a lease with Trump Tower. Foreign diplomats and foreign embassy events at Washington’s Trump International Hotel. More than an obvious conflict of interest, receipt of any monies by him or his businesses under his control of him or his family from any foreign government or representative of a foreign government is a present or emolument in direct violation of the United States Constitution.

Trump has financial relationships with businesses and governments throughout the world, including Turkey, the Philippines, India, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Brazil, Bulgaria, and Viet Nam. Most importantly, he has financial dealings with Russia and China, the extent of which are largely unknown and will remain so as long as he refuses to release his tax returns as has been done by all modern era Presidents, a promise upon which he reneged.

These conflicts of interest have not only enriched Trump, buy have undermined our national security.

(3) Violation of the Free speech rights of the citizens and the press.

Has denied access to the White House by certain members of the press and publicly villified the press by calling them enemies of the people in violation of the First Amendment Rights of the people and his duty to protect the Constitution of the United States.

(4) Treason. Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution defines treason in part as giving “Aid and comfort” to our enemies.

By condoning hacking by the Russian Government of a major political party and encouraging dissemination of hacked materials for purposes of political gain and by condoning unauthorized, unsecured meetings with Russia and other governments he has breached the security of the United States.

(5) Libeled and slandered the former President of the United States with criminal intent.

Trump maliciously and intentionally maligned President Obama by accusing the former President of wiretapping him. Making a false allegation of a crime is a crime.

(6) Issuance of a travel ban in Violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and the due process clauses of the fifth and fourteenth amendments.

6a. The order singles out persons because of their religious preference in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

6b. Because the order bans individuals from specific Muslim countries, it establishes a religious test in violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.

6c. The travel ban gives the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security almost unlimited powers without procedural protections in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

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Avatar Jo Millay June 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Please let me know of marches in Maine – when and where. Thanks

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