Updated NYC Impeachment Forum/Town Hall Meeting

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Update:  Keith Ellison became the fifth Democrat on the HJC to sign onto Wexler’s letter today!  We only need two more to have a majority of the Dems.  Whose next? Weiner? Lofgren?  

A group of concerned New Yorkers have come together under the banner of AskNadler2Impeach.org to lobby Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York CD 8 to support impeachment.  We have launched a website where we are hosting a petition asking him to support Rep. Wexler’s call for impeachment hearings in the HJC.  Please go here to sign the petition.

AskNadler2Impeach.org is also hosting a Town Hall Meeting/Impeachment Forum on Sunday March 9th from 4-6pm at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC.  The impeachment forum will address the question Is Impeachment Necessary to Protect the Constitution?

Speakers include:

Bruce Fein, Constitutional scholar, former associate deputy attorney general, and Chairman of the American Freedom Agenda;

Elizabeth Holtzman, a member of the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of Richard Nixon, and co-author of The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens;

Scott Horton, Contributor to Harper’s Magazine, adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice and the Council on Foreign Relations;

John Nirenberg, a retired college professor from Vermont who walked 485 miles from Boston to Washington, DC to raise the question of impeachment to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  

We have invited Representative Nadler and hope he will join our roster of speakers.  It is also likely that we will receive confirmation from additional noteworthy speakers – I’ll keep you posted.

This forum presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about impeachment and to bring a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member who might benefit from hearing from the experts.  We are also pleased to be able to present these excellent speakers for free thanks to the generosity of individual contributors and support from the Village Independent Democrats, the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club, Democracy for NYC, and Progressive Democrats of New York CD 14.

Please help spread the word.  A pdf version of this notice, suitable for printing, can be downloaded at: asknadler2impeach.org.  Feel free one and all to post printed copies in your buildings and in stores around your neighborhood.  You can also link to AskNadler2Impeach.org in your emails where people can sign the petition and find out more about this group.  

For information call 212.340.9548 or email info at asknadler2impeach.org.

Most important, put the date on your calendar, and be sure to attend!  And, yep, for those outside of New York, we will be taping it and sharing our speakers insights with the rest of the country.

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    • plf515 on February 25, 2008 at 12:26 am

    but I’ll rec here, too

    Good stuff

    • sharon on February 25, 2008 at 12:56 am
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    • documel on February 25, 2008 at 2:25 am

    We might not get impeachment, but, at least, let’s demand new House leadership.  Pelosi must go!!  (Old Ranger fans might remember the MSG chant–Muzz must go)

  1. we don’t have the votes.

    And the Republicans and corporate media would call us bad names and stuff.

    And God would get mad and send hurricanes and floods and wars to punish us.

    And he would suck all the oxygen out of Washington too.

    That would all be scary, so I think we should just send Bush and Cheney a letter asking them to be nicer to us.  

    • sharon on February 25, 2008 at 3:02 am
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    i have homework to do and am not being very good about blogsitting.  i very much appreciate reading everyone’s comments and promise to post info on the video when it’s available for the many non-new yorkers here.  maybe by then i’ll be back to comment and post more often.

    • OPOL on February 25, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    all is lost.

    • Edger on February 25, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    …of course.

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