Join us: We are rising up for Trump's removal.
Trump's crimes against the Constitution, our democracy, our humanity, and our future make him utterly unfit to serve as president.
Impeachment is just the first step. Trump must be removed from office. And we the people must lead the way in calling for this removal.
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And raise the call for Trump's removal in your community, as often and as visibly as you can. Yes, the impeachment proceedings are happening with Congress, but what happens outside -- on the streets and in our neighborhoods -- could ultimately decide the outcome. History has shown us that people rise up in our power and take collective action we can shift the course of history.
We've posted tools for action here, along with links to other resources.
You don't need to wait for anyone's invitation to take action in your community toward Trump's removal. Some of the highest impact protests during Nixon's impeachment were small-scale "Honk If You Think He's Guilty" actions in towns and cities around the U.S. Even a tiny handful of people with "Remove Trump" signs can raise visibility, spur conversation, and help build pressure toward Trump's removal.
Honk for Removal
All you need to organize a "Honk for Removal" action is a few people and some signs encouraging motorists to honk if they agree with you. Choose a high-visibility location where you are likely to encounter significant support.
If you have a few more people, organize a stoplight action. They're simple, fun, high-energy, and if done properly, do not risk arrest. Choose an intersection that has stoplights that count down the remaining time before the light turns from red to green. Flood the crosswalk, waving your banners and signs and encouraging motorists to respond. When the time remaining reaches 5, shout out the countdown to make certain everyone has cleared the street. Have postcards or leaflets to hand out to waiting drivers or passing pedestrians, and of course special signs that say HONK FOR REMOVAL. And sign and dance and look out for one another. This is a fun one. Here's footage of one we organized at the White House in November.
A simple action to hold space -- whether it takes the form of a human billboard, a silent vigil, or just a group of concerned people holding signs -- can be extremely effective when done in a strategic spot. Actions of this kind can be held regularly at a set time for a limited duration, or happen as a pop-up protest in response to breaking news.
When holding space with banners and hand-held placards, you don't just want to be a spectacle -- you want to invite people to join you. Be sure you've brought extra signs that interested passersby can hold. When people show interest, invite them to take a turn holding a banner or a sign, and offer to take their photo. Encourage them to share any photographs on social media and if they seem amenable, get their contact info to invite them to your next action.
Reciting the Impeachment Clause
Whether you're holding a stationary vigil or moving in and out of crosswalks, reciting the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution in unison can give your action extra power. Use the "people's mic," a call and repeat mechanism to relay messages. You start by calling out "mic check," and the crowd in unison repeats "mic check," until the speaker has everyone's attention. Then you recite the text in small phrases:
ARTICLE 2, SECTION 4 of the United States Constitution: "The president, vice president, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."
If trolls counter protest by shouting pro-Trump slogans, you may find it best to forego the recitation and simply bear silent witness with your banners and placards. The power of silent vigil is tangible.
Pots and Pans Noise Protest
Known as cacerolazos in Latin America, pots and pans protests are form of popular noise demonstration that arose in Chile and Argentina. Their purpose it to make lots of noise in order to be a nonviolent nuisance. They are particularly effective at unnerving attendees of galas, meetings, symposia, and strategy sessions -- do some research and see if the Republican Party has a gathering planned in your area, this kind of action is perfect for holding them accountable for their collusion with Trump. Noisemakers need not be limited to pots and pans. Whistles, bells, drums, vuvuzelas are all welcome. Be sure to bring earplugs for participants!
This project was initiated by a loose and diverse network of grassroots organizers from many movements. We're organizing this in a collaborative way – we invite those who want to support this initiative to join it by building it. Contact us or join our mailing list to learn more!
We welcome all who share these commitments:
We are committed to a nonviolent convergence.
We are committed to care for one another and keep each other safe by de-escalating any who intend harm.
We gather in solidarity and for the liberation of all people.
Wherever we converge, we honor the native peoples whose land we walk upon and come with respect.