FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
NEW YORK — Following the release of the transcript of the call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky, Stand Up America spokesperson Ryan Thomas released the following statement:
“This transcript is a smoking gun. It reveals that Donald Trump unquestionably asked the Ukrainian President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. We’ve also learned that the Trump-appointed inspector general for the intelligence community made a criminal complaint regarding his behavior that was quashed by Trump’s Department of Justice.
“This is blatantly impeachable conduct and Congress must swiftly act to draft articles of impeachment—and vote.”
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 800,000 phone calls to lawmakers and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.
In May 2019, Stand Up America launched a nationwide campaign demanding that Congress begin a formal impeachment inquiry, which included driving 115,000 constituent calls to representatives from every congressional district in the country, a volunteer-driven peer-to-peer texting program that contacted 280,000 constituents in over 70 congressional districts, and other innovative digital organizing tactics.
In August 2019, Stand Up America also joined several partner organizations in launching ‘Impeachment August,’ a grassroots campaign that helped pressure dozens of lawmakers into supporting an impeachment inquiry and eventually pressure the House Judiciary Committee to formalize its inquiry.