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You're Fired!

Sign the petition, call your Congressional reps
Illustration for Eugene Weekly by Jeff Drew
Illustration for Eugene Weekly by Jeff Drew

We’re taking a stand. It’s time to impeach Donald Trump.

There are a myriad of reasons to do so: the looming threat of nuclear war with North Korea, the embarrassment of having a “tweeter in chief,” the terrible, amoral example he sets for the children of this nation, the numerous allegations against him of sexual assault and his unwillingness to denounce white supremacists — thus emboldening the worst elements of our country.

Let’s not fail to mention Trump’s constant unconstitutional behavior due to his failure to extricate himself from business ventures, meaning he is taking money from foreign powers, thus violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

This doesn’t look so good after a series of indictments (and a guilty plea!) against Trump campaign affiliates for charges of tax evasion, money laundering and making false statements.

 So we know why we need to impeach him, but the real question is how? Here’s what you can do.

Head over to impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org and sign the petition urging Congress to move toward impeaching Donald Trump. Why impeach? According to the Impeach Trump Now website: “The nation is now witnessing a massive corruption of the presidency, far worse than Watergate.” 

And the nonprofit’s case for impeachment: “President Trump’s personal and business holdings in the United States and abroad present unprecedented conflicts of interest. Indeed, President Trump has admitted he has conflicts of interest in some cases.”

You can also call or send a postcard to your local representative demanding action. And use social media to spread the message: #ImpeachWeek and #YoureFired. 

Take the #YoureFired challenge with the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign. Film a five to 45 second video telling Trump “You’re Fired,” then share it on social media and tag five friends to challenge them to the #YoureFired challenge. You can also sign an impeachment petition, spearheaded by environmentalist Tom Steyer, at needtoimpeach.com.

As Baynard Woods points out in his column in this issue, this is a matter of mass mobilization. Get out on the frontlines. The nightmare won’t end until we wake up.

Eugene Weekly has joined with other alt weeklies across the country to call for Trump’s impeachment. Now it’s your turn.

Kelly Kenoyer is an investigative reporter at Eugene Weekly. Follow her on Twitter @KenoyerKelly.