Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Impeachment -- The Next Steps

As he said he would, Dennis Kucinich filed HR 333 calling for the impeachment of VP Dick "Crashcart" Cheney on Tuesday.

And then some interesting political judo broke out. Bu$hco Democrat Steny Hoyer moved to table the bill, so the Rethugs, in an attempt to embarrass Nancy Pelosi, sided with Kucinich and voted to have a full house debate on the bill!

So what does Hoyer do? Wanting to avoid that debate, he engineers a vote to send the resolution to the House Judiciary Committee!

Jesus, talk about some strange bedfellows.

Anyway, now HR 333 resides with that committee, so what can we do to move it along?

Well, glad you asked. Here are the next steps:

  1. Call the House Judiciary Committee at 202-225-3951 and demand hearings on H.Res. 333.
  2. Sign the petition to email all of the Dems on the committee, telling them how you feel.
  3. If you live in the district of a House Judiciary Committee member, call their office and tell them you're a constituent and you want immediate hearings on H.Res. 333. Then join your Congressional District Impeachment Committee and organize a HonkToImpeach rally in front of your Representative's district office.
  4. Then keep up the pressure on your Representative every way you can, including letters to the editor, calls to local talk shows, and pointed questions at every community forum attended by your Representative.
  5. If your Representative is not on the Judiciary Committee, ask them to cosponsor H Res 333.
  6. Start a media campaign including op-ed articles on impeaching Cheney, letters-to-the-editor about the Kucinich resolution, and informational picketing in front of the offices of local media, particularly in Detroit for Conyers and NY City for Nadler (see the media activism kit for help). And also ask the media talking head shows to give the Republicans the impeachment debate they claim they want.
  7. Ask pollsters to poll the public on impeachment, especially of Cheney.
[Thanks to After Downing Street for the activist steps listed here.]