Due to the recommended COVID-19 guidelines, we will be reducing our presence in front of Senator Tillis’ office temporarily. Please join us virtually by signing up for our tiny letter and following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or MeWe. We will also post here when we resume normal marches. In the meantime, we are working on continuing our activism as a community remotely. Please stay healthy and we will see you all in person soon!
Family separation continues in North Carolina and at our borders because of the racist and cruel policies of the Trump Administration. Our goal is our biggest rally ever, with publicity. Please spread the word. ICE raids are increasing in North Carolina, and what is happening in our name on the Southern border is a crime against humanity.
Physicians for Human Rights has declared that family separation is a form of torture. Separation happens to families in many ways, including deportation, detention, the virtual disappearance of legal immigration, the abolition of our asylum system, and the camps on the Southern border. ICE raids are increasing in North Carolina. We hope to involve many organizations so that this can be a huge and well-publicized reminder to our communities that this Administration’s cruelty to migrants and undocumented people is something we will not tolerate. If you can help with publicity or communicating with other organizations and individuals who might be interested in joining us, please let us know.
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We the people will not tolerate a lawless president or a senate which covers up an illegal conspiracy.
We need to let our Senators know that the rule of law demands that Trump be removed from office, and the continual disregard of the rule of law by this administration and the president’s party in the Senate is destroying our democracy. Now is the time to show up any way we can, in Raleigh or in Washington, and to call our Senators. #RemoveTrump
I Trump is giving campaign contributions to Tillis, Burr, and other Republican Senators. They are jurors about to vote on his removal from office. How is that not felony bribery? We are honored to welcome Bob Phillips, Executive Director of Common Cause NC, as our speaker. We will also be part of the taping of a French documentary centered on the illegal campaign contributions that got Tillis elected in 2016 and how he is using the same tactics in 2020.
Senator TIllis has already stated that he plans to find the president innocent. He must be reminded that he is a juror and, in the impeachment trial, will take an oath to be impartial. The trial will be a sham without witnesses. We demand that Pompeo, Mulvaney, and Guiliani be called as witnesses and that Senator TIllis recuse himself if he finds himself unable to be impartial.
January 7, 2020
Dear Senator Burr,
We are all in danger now as a result of the President’s reckless assassination of General Suleimani. An impulsive act of war was carried out without the consultation of Congress, which is illegal according to our Constitution. The President has spent three years dismantling the federal government and isolating us from our allies, and now the fight with ISIS is thoroughly stalled.
Thousands of our troops are once again headed to the Middle East for no good reason. We have been down this road before.
There is no doubt that the motivation for this attack is to distract us from impeachment. You can no longer dispute the rapidly accumulating evidence that the president abused his power for personal gain. Now that John Bolton has offered to testify in the Senate trial, you must vote for a trial with witnesses, including Nick Mulvany, Rudolph Guiliani, Secretary Pompeio, and Vice President Pence.
This President boasts of his willingness to commit war crimes. He solicits help from foreign governments to help him win elections. He lies continually. He seems to be following Putin’s direction even as he denigrates our intelligence agencies, debases our military, and destroys our institutions.
History will not remember you kindly if you continue to defend this President. We do not want a war and we do not want our country to be divided by partisanship. Please vote for a fair trial, with witnesses. These are not partisan issues. Your choice is to stand up for the truth, or continue to assist in the cover up by defending lies with more lies.
If 4 Republican Senators vote with Democrats on the rules, there might actually be an impeachment trial in the Senate, with witnesses. The president must be removed. He is a danger to the national security and the very soul of America. #NotAboveTheLaw
December 24, 2019
Dear Senator Tillis,
We the people of North Carolina demand a real impeachment trial in the Senate, not the sham trial that Senator McConnell clearly prefers. You will have to take an oath before this trial, so we expect you to be open to any outcome. Further, no one is above the law, so we expect that the president will not use presidential power to block witnesses, as he did in the House investigation. We demand that Rudy Guliani, Mike Pompeo, and Nick Mulvaney all testify in the Senate trial. These are the people in the position to know the truth. If the president does not have anything to hide, if he did nothing wrong, why does he not want these witnesses to testify?
We expect you to be interested in the truth. We demand that you stand up to the president and to Senator McConnell and act in the interest of truth and justice. We are tired of the cover up. We are outraged by the obstruction of justice by the president, the Attorney General of the United States, by Senator McConnell, and by you so far in this process.
And we continue to ask you to have a town hall. The president’s campaign of disinformation mirrors that of Putin, and we are truly worried that you are more interested in falling into line with the cult of Trump than in doing your job. Consider your legacy in history. It is not too late to do the right thing.