Princeton’s Impeach and Remove Rally
Set for Tuesday, December 17
Rally features legislators, grassroots leaders and clergy
PRINCETON N.J.— On Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 PM, the night before the U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach Donald Trump for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, hundreds of activists will gather at Princeton’s Hinds Plaza as part of the nationwide “Nobody Is Above the Law” rallies. More than 700 concerned citizens have signed up to attend the Princeton rally, one of 400 such actions occurring nationwide in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
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. Protestors 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 in our nation — including our president — is above the law.
“When the president manipulates Congressionally-appropriated funds in order to pressure a foreign power to help his own re-election, and then obstructs Constitutionally-mandated oversight, public protest to preserve our democracy becomes a patriotic duty,” says Laura Zurfluh of Indivisible Cranbury. “The Constitution is clear: such a high crime is an impeachable offence.”
Local co-sponsoring organizations include: The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Indivisible Cranbury, Lawrence Citizen Activists, STAND Central New Jersey, Indivisible Princeton, Indivisible Monroe, Princeton Community Democratic Organization, and Princeton University Democrats.
· Activists will use #NotAboveTheLaw to engage communities on social media.
· Information about other events across the nation can be found at www.impeach.org.
· The link to the PRINCETON rally is here: https://act.moveon.org/event/
WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, AT 5:30 PM
WHERE: Hinds Plaza at Princeton Public Library, 63 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
SPEAKERS may include, but not limited to:
Liz Lempert, Mayor of Princeton
NJ Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker
Dwaine Williamson, Esq., Princeton Town Council
Sean Wilentz, Professor of History, Princeton University
Jonette Smart, NAACP of Trenton
Reverend Robert Moore, Coalition for Peace Action
Imam Saffet Catovic, Green Faith
Reverend Karen Hernandez-Granzen, Westminster Presbyterian Church
“*organizations for identification only”
ADDITIONAL QUOTES for publication from partner organizations:
· “As we journey together as a people on this arduous & painful but ultimately rewarding path back to the rule of law in our great country, we at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice are proud to gather with a strong coalition of allies as well as with our greater community to organize an “Impeach & Remove” Rapid Response Rally~ one of hundreds collectively across the nation to amplify our patriotic voices & affirm our strong belief in the very foundations of our democracy,”
Robt Seda-Schreiber, Chief Activist of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.
· “We deserve to be proud of our Presidency again. Asking and requiring foreign governments to interfere in our election process is clearly an impeachable offense. President Trump continues to treat the presidency as his opportunity for personal gain. The evidence of corruption is pervasive. We must stand up for America and impeach and remove this president to restore the world’s respect for the United States,”
Nadine Stern, STAND Central New Jersey.
· “Our democracy is in peril. We have a President who is using the power of his office for his personal and political gain. Around the world we see people taking to the streets to guard their freedoms. It’s time for Americans to do the same. This is the end game for our democracy. We need all hands on deck!”, David Moriah, Lawrence Citizen Activists.
· “The framers of our Constitution believed that a leader who commits bribery and invites foreign influence in our elections deserves to be impeached. Now is the time to stand together to rein in a corrupt, lawless President intent on cheating in the 2020 election to hold on to power,” Kathy Taylor, Indivisible Princeton.