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ImpeachPAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 27, 2006
9:04 AM

CONTACT: ImpeachPAC
David Swanson
david@davidswanson.org 202-329-7847
Bob Fertik bob@democrats.com 718-424-7772

 
Towns, Cities Pass Resolutions Urging Impeachment
 

WASHINGTON - March 27 - Brattleboro, Vermont, has joined nine other towns and cities, five state Democratic parties, and 19 local Democratic committees in passing resolutions urging the impeachment of President Bush and -- in most cases -- Vice President Cheney.

"Hopefully if enough towns start passing these somebody will take action," Brattleboro Town Representative Dora Bouboulis told the Burlington Free Press. "It's about starting a movement and helping them have the courage to act."

ImpeachPAC is working with Progressive Democrats of America and local activists to pass similar resolutions around the country, and has created a kit to assist local organizations in the task: http://www.impeachpac.org/resolutions

Impeachment has become a live topic in the U.S. media, including the Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune,and the Vermont Guardian.

Forums are being held around the country on the topic of impeachment, as in this video: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/9700

BASIC STATISTICS

Resolutions Urging Impeachment Passed By
Towns and Cities:10
State Democratic Parties: 5
Local Democratic Committees: 19
Full list: http://impeachpac.org/resolutions
Funds raised by ImpeachPAC: $63,316 from 1,656 donors
Candidates Endorsed by ImpeachPAC: 3
List: http://impeachpac.org/candidates
Congress Members sponsoring H Res 635: 33
List: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/635
Senators Supporting Censure: 3
List: http://www.democrats.com
Americans Favoring Impeachment: between 26 and 53%
Polls: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/polling

According to ImpeachPAC President Bob Fertik, "Congress and the national media dismiss the majority of Americans who support impeachment as powerless and irrelevant. But ordinary Americans refuse to remain powerless, and they are using the basic tools of Democracy - like Town Hall Meetings and local resolutions - to begin impeachment from the bottom up. These local efforts have already persuaded several Members of Congress to support John Conyers' bill to investigate President Bush's impeachable offenses. We hope this movement will ultimately persuade all 435 Members of Congress to perform their Constitutional duty to hold President Bush accountable for his innumerable High Crimes."

ImpeachPAC Washington Director David Swanson added, "This week we are going to see the Senate Intelligence Committee again effectively refuse to investigate Bush's misleading pre-war statements, the Senate Judiciary Committee take up the topic of Censure, and the Senate and the media face the issue of the permanent U.S. military bases being built along an oil pipeline in Iraq. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of Congress Members is planning a push for an open House debate on the war, and the Supreme Court tomorrow begins hearing arguments on the question of Bush's claimed right to detain people indefinitely without charge or access to counsel. All of this is happening in the context of Bush's recent admission that he has no intention of ever pulling all U.S. troops out of Iraq. People across the political spectrum are opposing this war and are taking offense at this President and Vice President routinely behaving as if they were above the law. We're building a movement for impeachment to restore the rule of law and end this administration's illegal adventure in Iraq."

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