As very few of you probably know, Dennis Kucinich introduced Articles of Impeachment against Vice-President Dick Cheney last month and they passed the House of Representatives. Yes, I typed that correctly. They passed the House of Representatives. Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not want to go immediately into debate, so the Articles of Impeachment moved into the House Judiciary Committee. The House Judiciary Committee is where hearings are to take place if the Chairman, John Conyers, decides to proceed.
Rep. Robert Wexler is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and he is calling for impeachment hearings to begin! But the Democratic leadership is still standing in the way. Robert Wexler and two other members of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, have written an op-ed in support of starting hearings which can be found on the website Robert Wexler has set up to show public support for starting hearings. He also filmed a you-tube video.
In a blog post he wrote today for The Huffington Post, Wexler promised, “If we can get 50,000 or even more people to sign up in support of this effort I will report back to each and every Democratic colleague of mine the true power that exists behind this movement.” I think we can easily get a million people to sign it by the end of the day.
Here’s what you need to do:
1) Go to Wexler’s website and sign the petition.
2) Check and see if your Congressional Representative is on the Committee (you only have one representative in the House. If you don’t know who that is, go to this website, type in your zip code, and you’ll be directed to your representative’s web form). If he or she is on the House Judiciary Committee, call them and write them emails until they agree to support starting hearings.
3) Call your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, friends, enemies, colleagues, old high school buddies, frat brothers, sorority sisters, cats, dogs – everyone you know – and tell them to sign this petition. Then get on the internet and spread the word as fast as you can type.
We can actually make a difference today, kids!
Ready… set… Go!