Stand Up America Applauds Speaker Pelosi for Supporting Impeachment Proceedings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
SUA Has Driven 115K Constituent Calls to Congress Demanding Impeachment, Including 17K in Last 24 Hours
NEW YORK — Following news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports a formal impeachment inquiry, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“This is a historic day for our country and for our movement. Speaker Pelosi’s support of impeachment proceedings puts us one step closer to holding Donald Trump accountable for his criminal conduct and blatant corruption.
“Make no mistake: This historic progress on impeachment would not have happened without grassroots activists across the country who marched, rallied, and called their members of Congress to demand accountability.
“This is a win, but the fight is far from over—and we must ensure that Congress does not slow-walk this process. We urge Speaker Pelosi to implement an aggressive hearing schedule, swiftly draft articles of impeachment, and vote to impeach Trump this fall.
“We will not let any lawmakers off the hook. It is not just Democrats’ responsibility to hold Trump accountable. Republicans must also uphold their oath to protect the Constitution or face the wrath of the American people.”
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 800,000 phone calls to lawmakers and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.
In May 2019, Stand Up America launched a nationwide campaign demanding that Congress begin a formal impeachment inquiry, which included driving over 115,000 constituent calls to representatives from every congressional district in the country, a volunteer-driven peer-to-peer texting program that contacted 280,000 constituents in over 70 congressional districts, and other innovative digital organizing tactics.
In August 2019, Stand Up America also joined several partner organizations in launching ‘Impeachment August,’ a grassroots campaign that helped pressure dozens of lawmakers into supporting an impeachment inquiry and eventually pressure the House Judiciary Committee to formalize its inquiry.