Arpaio - We Can’t Let it Go
Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio may seem like small news with Harvey raging in Texas and security threats at home and abroad. But Trump’s actions are a new low, even for him. His behavior is that of a mafia boss - doling out special favors to his cronies, and setting a standard which says that lawlessness and disregard for human rights are A-OK as long as they provide comfort to Trump and his base.
One of our members puts it well:
[I]t's important to highlight for our representatives how our chief concerns about Trump aren't his stated positions on healthcare, tax policy, etc. (though those are indeed contemptible), but rather his contempt for, and erosion of, our liberal democracy, i.e., freedom of the press, freedom of religion, respect for the rights of immigrants and minorities, the separation of constitutional powers, and the rule of law. It's a pretty special thing to live in a liberal democracy like ours and if our representatives aren't willing to do everything in their power to remove Trump because of the singular dangers he poses to our liberal democracy than they are cowardly traitors to this great country of ours. I also think we need to point out that if Trump were the same man doing the same things but happened to also be a progressive Democrat calling for universal healthcare, free public education, etc., we would still support his impeachment because that's what patriotism means.
1. Write to your Member of Congress calling upon them to censure the President for his contempt for the rule of law and to proceed with impeachment.
2. Call your Member of Congress with the same message.
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