Letter to Senator Tillis

Senator Tillis,

There are several compelling reasons to convict ex President Trump for the article of impeachment before you now. They are:

Prevention, Not Retribution:
We agree with your recent statement that “The great hallmark of our democratic republic is self-government”. The ex President’s intention in the attempted insurrection that he incited was to negate our right to self-government. How can you preserve our right to self-government if such actions are not sanctioned in the strongest possible way? He must not be allowed to hold public office again.

We must also look to the future and discourage any other future president from attempting any such similar actions. There must not be any “January Exemption” for presidential behavior. The precedent that gets set as a result of these impeachment proceedings will either destroy or support our right of self determination for a very long time.

The Rule of Law:
Ex President Trump bears responsibility for what happened at the Capitol on January 6th. It is widely documented that “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President.” The purpose of this insurrection was to prevent Congress from certifying the free and fair election of JR Biden by the Electoral College and the American voters.

He also, in the days and weeks prior to January 6th, conspired with multiple states’ election officials attempting to negate large swaths of legitimate votes for the purpose of overturning Biden’s election. Over 60 separate lawsuits from multiple states were either immediately rejected out-of-hand or lost, yet he persisted in telling the Big Lie that the election was stolen. Illegal actions must have consequences. He must face the consequences of his actions.
Constitutional Amendment XIV, Section3 states that, “No person shall … hold any office under the United States …. having previously taken an oath … as an officer of the United States … to support the Constitution, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

Heal the Nation’s Body Politic:
Trump supporters must be convinced that the election was not stolen from them. Republicans are the only ones who can dispel the lies that have been told about the 2020 election. The first step to convincing people is to convict ex President Trump, thereby laying the foundation of truth about the fairness of the 2020 election. We then call on all Republicans to publicly refute any and all claims that the election was stolen. The contrition must be genuine and universal.

Thank You for your time and consideration,

Tuesdays With Tillis
North Carolina, United States of America

Reject the Coverup

We the people will not tolerate a lawless president or a senate which covers up an illegal conspiracy.

Letter to Senator Burr

February 4, 2020

Dear Senator Burr,

If you have a shred of decency and if a tiny bit of your soul has not been lost to greed and lies, you must vote to remove this president.  It is inconceivable to us that you could continue to provide cover for the most powerful person in the world, a man who surrounds himself with criminals and undeniably acts like a mob boss.  You will have no credibility whatsoever if you fail to hold this man accountable for his brazen betrayal of our national security and election security.

The president’s lawyers argue, “Let the voters decide,” yet your party has completely eroded our confidence in our elections.  We know that if you do not find him guilty, this man will continue to find it perfectly normal to solicit foreign help for his election in 2020.  If he wins, American will not have any idea if it was “the voters” or foreign governments who made that decision.

Perhaps you never thought you would find yourself in a situation where you are one of a very few people on whom the entire future of our country depends.  Clearly nothing has prepared you for this weighty fate.  So far you have not shown yourself equal to it.  But you simply have to do the right thing, and it is simple.  You must vote to remove this president, because it is completely clear he is guilty of high crimes and is a danger to our national security and to our soul as a nation.

We all die eventually.  When you die, do you want to be remembered for being a coward or for standing up against all odds for the truth and for the Constitution of the United States of America?

Letter to Senator Burr

January 21, 2020

Dear Senator Burr,

We are hoping so much that you will be able to provide some moral leadership during this perilous time for our country.  We were outraged to learn that the intelligence community is failing to produce documents to Congress related to Ukraine.  As you know, according to the 1947 Security Act, the intelligence community must produce all relevant intelligence to Congress.  We are worried that intelligence agencies are giving in to pressure from the Trump Administration, and we call upon you as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to join Representative Schiff in a statement calling on them to produce these requested documents immediately.

We have seen the Department of Justice, the Attorney General of the United States, and now the Intelligence community each succumb to the president’s constant bullying.  If you do not stand up now for the rule of law, you are complicit in its destruction, and you are part of the cover up of the president’s corruption.

As the trial to remove the president begins, we implore you to consider your oath of office and the oath you took to be an impartial juror.  Our prayers are with you.

Karen Ziegler; this will be signed by all people at a protest today in Raleigh at the Federal Building

We Demand a Real Impeachment Trial

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.

MoveOn Impeach and Remove

Impeach and Remove graphic, red with red and black letters.

Dear Friends,

Our Raleigh Impeach and Remove event is set for Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 in Bicentennial Plaza. The impeachment vote is scheduled for Wednesday, 12/18, but even if that schedule changes, we will still protest on Tuesday evening.

We are very excited to have some fantastic speakers, musicians and over 1500 attendees! We will start with a rally at 5:30, have a march (under 1 mile) around the Capitol Building or a vigil in the plaza and then a closing rally back in Bicentennial Plaza.

Please keep inviting people to this event. You can use this link to spread the word by email and social media.  Send it far and wide so people can find the event closest to them. On social media before and after the event, use the hashtag #NotAboveTheLaw. If you take pictures during the event, please send them to photos@moveon.org

The sun will be setting as we gather, so bring a flashlight if you have one. Signs and costumes are welcome. If you can’t get there at 5:30, no worries, we will be there until 7:30 at least.

Above all, we want to have a peaceful protest, one in which children and physically fragile people can be safe and we all feel comfortable. If there are counter protesters, don’t engage them. We also want to be respectful to the police. If we all are vigilant keeping each other safe and being welcoming and friendly, we will have a great rally.

Thank you for your support of democracy, the rule of law and our constitution at this crucial time in our country’s history. You are making public support for impeachment visible.

Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns. You can also post questions on our facebook event. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Karen, Mike, and Marci

Tuesdays with Tillis

Impeach and Remove the President

Tuesdays with Tillis protesters celebrating their 150th week marching in front of Thom Tillis' office. Signs read Tillis Supports Liars

Please note that this is Tuesdays with Tillis’ weekly daytime event, not the MoveOn.Org event that will happen on Tuesday evening. Everyone is welcome at both, but the larger event will happen at 5:30 on Bicentennial Plaza.

On the day the articles of impeachment were presented last week, the president entertained the Russian foreign minister in the Oval Office. Our country has been attacked by a hostile foreign power which is being aided at the highest levels of our government. Only massive public pressure can both impeach and remove the president and begin to hold others accountable for the damage to our democracy and contempt for the Constitution. Meanwhile, an avowed white supremacist is in the White House directing immigration policy and 10,000 children are in concentration camps. Wall street is awash in cash and 140,000 Americans are living in poverty. The president’s policies accelerate the global climate crisis. Some would say capitalism is exploding into fascism. Please join us to demand that Senator Tillis honor his oath of office and represent the people of North Carolina, not just his wealthy and corporate donors. A retired Intelligence Analyst will brief us on the situation and lead our discussion.

 

Nobody Is Above the Law Rally in Raleigh to Demand Trump Be Impeached and Removed From Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 13, 2019

CONTACT:

Marci Curtis, Michael Eisenberg

Tuesdays with Tillis

https://TuesdayswithTillis.org

Email: Tuesdayswithtillisnc@gmail.com

Phone: 919-696-8011 (Marci Curtis)

            312-371-1447 (Michael Eisenberg)

Nobody Is Above the Law Rally in Raleigh to Demand Trump Be Impeached and Removed From Office

SPEAKERS

Gerald Givens, President Raleigh Apex NAACP

Faisal Khan, Carolina Peace Center

Aylett Colston, Attorney, Raleigh Apex NAACP

State Senator Erica D Smith

Reverend Nancy Petty, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Poor People’s Campaign

Susanna Hailey-Thomas, Law Works North Carolina

Keith Bullard, Fight for 15

Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, Yavnah: A Jewish Renewal Community

Bob Phillips, Common Cause NC

[Raleigh, NC] — At 5:30 PM local time, on December 17th, the night before the U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach Donald Trump for his high crimes and misdemeanors, activists will gather at Bicentennial Plaza as part of the nationwide “Nobody Is Above the Law” rallies. The rally and march in Raleigh will be one of about four hundred actions occurring nationwide.  Well over 1,000 people are expected.

The mobilization is part of a massive, grassroots effort to ensure Congress holds Donald Trump accountable for using military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 elections. Protesters will demand that the House of Representatives fulfills its constitutional duty by impeaching Donald Trump and that the Senate remove him from office for attempting to rig the 2020 elections. Congress must show that no one—including the criminal in the White House—is above the law.

Protesters will gather at Bicentennial Plaza at 5:30pm for a rally, then a short march around the Capitol Building for those who are able (vigil for those who are not), then another rally at about 7:00pm.  There will be creative signs, costumes, songs, and chants.

“The impeachment inquiry has clearly shown that the president of the United States has used the power of his office to pressure a weaker foreign government to help him personally in the 2020 election. This abuse of power cannot go unchecked! Our Senators must do their job of defending the constitution,” said Karen Ziegler, lead organizer for the Tuesdays With Tillis group that has been rallying around Senator Thom Tillis’ Raleigh office for over 150 weeks.

Activists will use #NotAboveTheLaw to engage communities on social media. Information about other events can be found at Impeach.org. The link to the event in Raleigh is here.

WHEN

Program:

5:30-Speakers

6:15-March/Vigil

7:00-Speakers

WHERE

Bicentennial Plaza, Raleigh

1 Edenton Street, Raleigh

WHO

Gerald Givens, President Raleigh Apex NAACP

Faisal Khan, Carolina Peace Center

Aylett Colston, Attorney, Raleigh Apex NAACP

NC State Senator Erica D Smith

Reverend Nancy Petty, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Poor People’s Campaign

Susanna Hailey-Thomas, Law Works

Keith Bullard, Fight for 15

Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, Yavneh: A Jewish Renewal Community

Bob Phillips, Common Cause NC

PRESS

If you are a member of the media who will be covering the event, please contact Michael Eisenberg at tuesdayswithtillisnc@gmail.com or 312-371-1447 for media logistics or to speak to a local organizer.

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Stand up for the Rule of Law, Senator Tillis

December 10, 2019

Dear Senator Tillis,

You have said that you will not vote for impeachment and that Trump supports you because he understands that you have “committed to the reform agenda that he has put in place.”  What “reform agenda” is that exactly?   Is it taking food away from hungry children?  His most recent cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) will affect a million people, and in North Carolina 1 in 5 children already face hunger on a regular basis.  We need you to speak out about this cruel and clueless abuse of his power.

Does the “reform agenda” involve the tax cuts?  They simply increased an already obscene wealth disparity, raiding the federal treasury to give the rich more money.  Meanwhile 10,000 people in North Carolina are homeless, and affordable housing is rapidly disappearing.

Does the “reform agenda” involve the mind-boggling escalation of the global climate crisis?

Does the “reform agenda” involve having an avowed white nationalist in the White House determine our immigration agenda?  Is the president’s racist rhetoric part of the “reform agenda”?

America is under attack by a foreign government who, by the account of all of our intelligence agencies and the report of the Senate Intelligence Committee, interfered with the 2016 election and is interfering with the 2020 right now.  The president and his Attorney General and others in the highest levels of our government including you are promoting false conspiracy theories about Ukraine that we now know originated with Putin.  Is this the “reform agenda” you are talking about, the reforming of a democracy into an autocracy?

Senator Tillis, please stand up for the rule of law and defend America’s most cherished values.  It is not too late to do your job, and to do the right thing.