CREDO released the following statement after news broke of the resolution codifying the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into Donald Trump as an official impeachment investigation.
CREDO has been on the front lines of this fight, collecting hundreds of thousands of grassroots petition signatures supporting impeachment and CREDO members are continuing to make thousands of phone calls to members of Congress.
“The Judiciary Committee is finally taking a small, concrete step forward on impeachment after months of grassroots pressure to do more,” said CREDO Action campaign manager Thaís Marques. “But without Chairman Nadler setting a date for a vote on articles of impeachment, it’s clear that Speaker Pelosi and Democratic Leadership are still putting the brakes on impeachment. It’s beyond time for the House to do more than small-bore resolutions to give them cover.”
“We urge Chairman Nadler to keep pushing forward,and vote articles of impeachment out of committee by October 1st,” she continued. “We can’t wait any longer while Trump continues to abuse the presidency to enrich himself, obstruct justice and enact hateful policies that target millions of Americans.”
CREDO has been calling for Trump’s impeachment for more than a year. In recent months, we have ramped up our activism with protests in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, including disrupting an award ceremony honoring Speaker Nancy Pelosi in August. In May, we joined a coalition of progressive organizations to deliver more than 10 million petition signatures to Congress in support of impeachment. In June, we brought together dozens of organizations to draft and send a letter calling out Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “dangerous inaction” on impeachment.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of millions of activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.