The President Must Be Impeached

November 26, 2019

Dear Senator Tillis,

There is now overwhelming evidence that president Trump is acting under the influence of Putin. We all know why he is doing this. For years his finances have been entangled with organized crime and Russian oligarchs. This started years before the election, and it is for this reason that his foreign and domestic policy decisions are in Putin’s interest. This is completely plain to anyone who cares to look, and we are sure that you are aware of this. We know that you were briefed, as a Senator, on the fact that the Ukraine story was a lie cooked up by Putin. The fact that Trump is continuing to promote this lie on national television and in emails and advertisements is no longer surprising. We have come to expect lies and criminal behavior from this man. However the willingness of the Attorney General of the United States and of Senators including you to support and defend him is so horrifying that we must continue to protest, to write to you and call you, and to beg you to wake up.

Do you really expect us to believe that the honorable people who testified under oath are lying and the people who are breaking the law by ignoring subpoenas are telling the truth? Do you really want to support a president who exonerates a service member who has committed war crimes, destroying the morale and discipline of our troops and causing the Secretary of the Navy to resign in protest? Do you really want to support a president who endangers the national security of the United States with nearly every major decision he makes, when every decision is clearly in the interest of Mr. Putin?

Who are you serving, Senator Tillis? Have you been bought by Mr. Putin too? This president must be impeached. You must stop defending him before it is too late. Our country will not survive another year of this president and his reckless and criminal behavior.

Now We Really Need to Impeach Trump

Protesters at Senator Tillis Office. Signs say Democracy is under Attack and Impeach.

We have learned so much from the impeachment hearings; perhaps the most important thing we know now is that Trump is actively spreading disinformation which originated with Putin. He and his GOP allies have been caught in a Russian intelligence deception in the conspiracy theories about Ukraine. What to do about it? Our speaker is Aylett Colston, one of the most brilliant legal thinkers and activists in our community. #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw

It is not too late to do the right thing

November 19, 2019

Dear Senator Tillis,

Today we are coming to your office to demand that you stop lying to the people of North Carolina and stop defending this president and his criminal friends.  As a member of the Judiciary Committee and a United States Senator, your continued determination to defend the indefensible is shameful. You have told so many lies this week, like when you said that the Mueller report “found that there was no collusion and no obstruction.”  You know perfectly well that this is not true, and that this report detailed actual crimes by the president, some of them impeachable offenses.

 

You said, “The American people are tired of the House getting nothing done.”  On the contrary, the House has passed over 100 bills that the Senate is sitting on, including a crucial bill on election security.  All the Senate does is confirm extremist judges.

You said that the impeachment hearing is based on “secondhand knowledge.”  This is only true because the president and the state department have forbidden the firsthand people to testify.  They have demanded that people defy subpoenas, which is a crime. Evidence of the quid pro quo, and bribery, has now been backed up by multiple witnesses, and we all saw witness intimidation by the president in real time last week. 

 

You said that the “American people” think the impeachment hearing is a waste of time, yet 70% of Americans believe that what the president did in the Ukraine was wrong.  You said that nothing wrong happened because the aid was released to the Ukraine. But you know perfectly well that the aid was released only after the whistleblower report became public, and after months of bipartisan pressure by multiple senators, representatives, and officials.  

 

It is not too late for you to stop lying in a futile effort to save your job.  It is not too late to do the right thing. A president who uses his power for personal gain in a way that consistently undermines the national security of the United States deserves to be impeached.

Protester at Thom Tillis' office. Sign says Trump is a threat to National Security

Side with the Rule of Law, Senator Tillis!

Tuesdays with Tillis marcher at Senator Thom Tillis office. Sign says Senator Tillis, Do Your Job.

Donald Trump pushed Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 election. He withheld U.S. military aid and a White House meeting to pressure Ukraine to launch a sham investigation into a 2020 political rival in order to hurt his candidacy.
That’s bribery and extortion. We are demanding that Senator TIllis stand up for the rule of law and stop defending the president, whose actions are indefensible.

Featured speakers include Susanna Hailey at Law Works NC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi24oPyuL4w

Rally for the Rule of Law, Tomorrow

*ADVISORY*

Rally for the Rule of Law, Tomorrow, November 19th at 11:30am

Impeachment Hearings Day Three. Now What?

Issue Advocacy and Activist Groups and Concerned Citizens Weigh In

RALEIGH – President Donald Trump pushed Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 election. He withheld U.S. military aid and a White House meeting to pressure Ukraine to launch a sham investigation into a 2020 political rival in order to hurt his candidacy.

More than six witnesses have corroborated the same set of facts: President Trump would only meet the President of Ukraine and release US military assistance if he got something of value for himself. That’s bribery. He was using his public office for his personal benefit. The Constitution is very clear that bribery is an impeachable offense:

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Tomorrow in Raleigh, grassroots activist groups, issue advocacy organizations and concerned citizens will gather together to bring awareness to the third day of impeachment hearings. North Carolina needs support from Senator Tillis to hold the President accountable!

WHAT: Rally for the Rule of Law!

WHO: Law Works NC, Tuesdays with Tillis and concerned citizens

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19th at 11:30 AM

WHERE: Terry Sanford Federal Building at 310 New Bern Road Raleigh, NC

Support the For the People Act

Tuesdays with Tillis marchers with Lady Liberty and Let the People Vote and Remember in November signsDetails

HR 1 was passed by the House of Representatives; we are demanding that the Senate pass it as well. Its purpose:
To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.

 

Voting

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration and voting access, makes Election Day a federal holiday, and limits removing voters from voter rolls.
The bill provides for states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions

The bill also sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, protecting the security of the voter rolls, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect the security and integrity of U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

Money in Politics

This bill addresses campaign spending, including by expanding the ban on foreign nationals contributing to or spending on elections; expanding disclosure rules pertaining to organizations spending money during elections, campaign advertisements, and online platforms; and revising disclaimer requirements for political advertising.

This bill establishes an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices. The system involves federal matching of small contributions for qualified candidates.

Ethics

This bill sets forth provisions related to ethics in all three branches of government. Specifically, the bill requires a code of ethics for federal judges and justices, prohibits Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, expands enforcement of regulations governing foreign agents, and establishes additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill also requires candidates for President and Vice President to submit 10 years of tax returns.

Support HR1, the For the People Act

November 12, 2019

 

Dear Senator Tillis,

 

It is time for the Senate to vote on HR1, For the People Act of 2019:  To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.  Do you have the courage to stand up and let M. Mitch know that a campaign finance and ethics overhaul is actually how many of you on the Hill are going to stay out of jail?  I hope you have a lawyer and I hope she’s good.

 

Voting, Money In Politics and Ethics.  Where do you stand?  

 

Voting:  No need to go further than your ardent defense of voter ID laws, your endlessly stunning commitment to discriminatory practices.

 

Money In Politics:  $7,321,115.00 in your re-election bank.  We know about the NRA. Yet others remain not so evident.  Is Cambridge Analytica back on the job? Oh sorry, it closed last year in scandal mode.  Who’s your upcoming Big Data company? HR1 will at least make you vet the next group you use.

 

Ethics:  Your curious stand on information about a political opponent offered by a foreign adversary (yes sure, alert the FBI but oh heavens corroborate the information as well) does not fall into some gray area.  It affects the security of the country. Please pass that on when you’re getting a little more cash from 45.  

 

HR1 also requires candidates for President and Vice-President to submit 10 years of tax returns.

 

Our eternal wish:  Senator Tillis, do your job. With your heart as a guide all these answers will come easily.  You are forgetting who you are. You are forgetting who we are.

Impeachment and Immigration

Peaceful protest at Senator Tillis’ office immigration reform

We want Senator Tillis to support the impeachment of the president. Meanwhile the Senator is spending his time bragging about his opposition to “sanctuary cities,” and warning of crimes by immigrants. We know that immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than naturalized citizens, and that the war on immigrants is a way that the president and his party distract us from his crimes and feed the racism of their base. Meanwhile, 5,400 children have been separated from their parents at the border (kidnapped by our government), child separation continues at an escalating rate, and the administration has virtually ended asylum and even legal immigration. We come together to resist the racism which is behind these policies, policies which cause lifelong trauma to children, heartbreak, ruined lives, and continued genocidal policies toward black and brown people. #OneSimpleQuestion

Stand up for our Country

November 5, 2019

 

Dear Senator Tillis:

I cry myself to sleep almost every night over the loss of my country – our country.  I am a registered Democrat but far more than that I am an American. I plead with you to search your conscience and take an informed stand about what is happening.  When I write “what is happening,” I mean all of the things that each cabinet leader seems to be doing with what used to somewhat work (Justice, Environment, State, etc etc).  I mean the Chair-Sitter in the oval office.  

You and Senator Burr are all we have to represent us in this toxic Senate environment.  We don’t understand why you are not standing up. I really mean that. I look at the facts – and I mean real facts, not flexible facts – and can’t you see that the majority of us also believe there is an emergency at the border – the emergency is about deaths, moral choices and human rights.  

I could go on and on but please know I love this country to the depths of my being.  I never believed in love it or leave it and I am not one looking to Canada for a new life.  I am staying put to bring my care and my talent to bringing justice to everyone. Right now, justice looks like removal of the Chair-Sitter.

If you met me, you might see how sincere I am.  And others who are like me. You can easily gather with us in a Town Hall here in the City of Oaks or anywhere of your choosing.  All of us are in so much pain over your silence and that of your colleagues. It is not too late to access your moral core, your soul.  Please meet with us.

Support Impeachment

Senator Tillis co-sponsored Lindsey Graham’s resolution complaining about the process in the House, and he approved of the obstruction of the hearing on Wednesday by representatives of his party, which delayed it by 5 hours. The American people want the truth, and we need to keep pointing out the costs of this presidency to the rule of law, our democratic process, our elections, our allies, and our values. People are exhausted by all the news coming out of Washington, yes, but meanwhile we absolutely must build public pressure to remove this president.