Here’s a note from Sen. Rob Hogg with lots of info you’ll want to know about.
A Defining Constitutional Moment
I read the partial “transcript” of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s President, and that alone is impeachable. I have watched as he called for other countries to meddle in our elections, and that is impeachable. I have seen his refusal to comply with Congressional requests for information and witnesses, and that is impeachable. It may be that giving a “green light” to Turkey to invade Syria, killing Kurds with whom our soldiers had been fighting and releasing ISIS fighters in the process, is also impeachable.
On a bipartisan basis, we need to stand up and say no one is above the law or is so important individually that our Constitutional process for impeachment should not go forward. This is not about undoing the 2016 election. That election resulted in Trump taking office as President and Pence as Vice President, subject to the Constitutional provisions for impeachment. It is time to impeach Trump, remove him from office, and let the Constitutional process for succession take place. Republicans should not fear President Pence. They voted for him for Vice President.
You can let Iowa’s Congressional delegation know your views on impeachment. Here are the numbers to call:
Senator Joni Ernst, 202-224-3254
Senator Chuck Grassley, 202-224-3744
Representative Abby Finkenauer, 202-225-2911
Representative Dave Loebsack, 202-225-6576
Representative Cindy Axne, 202-225-5476
Representative Steve King, 202-225-4426
Together, we need to stand up for our country and our Constitution, and let the Constitutional procedures for impeachment and succession go forward.
Webster City, Sunday, October 13, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – I will be speaking about climate at the invitation of the Hamilton County Democrats at their annual soup supper and silent auction at Webster City Middle School, 1101 Des Moines St., in Webster City. Please join me if you live in or near Webster City, or if you want an Iowa climate action road trip Sunday. For more details, visit:
North Liberty, Delaney Event at Moxie Solar, Friday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. – Democratic candidate for President, John Delaney, is kicking off a business start-up tour at Moxie Solar, 230 Sugar Creek Lane, in North Liberty. I’m going to see Congressman Delaney and Moxie Solar. For more details, visit:
Elkader, Passport to Victory, Sunday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Iowa’s First Congressional District Democrats are sponsoring “passport to victory” at the Johnson Supper Club, 916 N. High Street, in beautiful Elkader in Clayton County. It will feature Presidential candidates, U.S. Senate candidates, U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, and state legislative candidates. Tickets are $25 per person. I am hoping to attend, but don’t know yet if I will be able to make it. For more details, visit:
Cedar Rapids, Sunday, October 20, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – The Linn County Democrats’ Hall of Fame is at the Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. It will feature four Presidential candidates (Michael Bennet, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, and Amy Klobuchar) and all five Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate (Mike Franken, Kimberly Graham, Theresa Greenfield, Eddie Mauro, and Cal Woods). Tickets are $60 per person. For more details, including ticket information, visit:
Cedar Rapids, Thursday, October 24, 6:30 p.m. – The United Nations Association is holding a UN Day celebration focused on climate change at First Lutheran Church, 1000 3rd Ave. SE, in Cedar Rapids. I hope you can join me there. For more details, visit:
Hiawatha, Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to noon – The biggest faith-based climate action event in Iowa history will take place Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, 1350 Lyndhurst Drive, in Hiawatha (near the Boyson Road exit off of Interstate-380). It is “Called to Climate Action” and has been organized by college students working with Iowa Interfaith Power & Light. For more details, visit:
Maquoketa, Monday, October 28, 5 p.m. – I will be speaking about climate change with a group in Maquoketa showing “Paris to Pittsburgh,” the National Geographic film in which I appear, at the Maquoketa Public Library, 126 South 2nd Street, in Maquoketa. For more details, visit:
Cedar Rapids, Thursday, December 12, 5 to 6 p.m. – Mark your calendars now for my annual legislative preview at the African-American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE. in Cedar Rapids. For more details and updates as this sate comes closer, visit:
Des Moines Register Candidate Tracker
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