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Citizens Are Sitting In at Nadler's Office, Request Support


Several activists from World Can't Wait, joined by other antiwar activists are at Jerold Nadler's Brooklyn office today. They don't intend to leave until they get a commitment from Nadler to get impeachment started in the House Judiciary Committee. They are requesting that you put out the word, asking people to call Nadler's offices to make the same demand.

Washington Office: Tel. 202-225-5635, Manhattan Office: Tel. 212-367-7350, Brooklyn Office: Tel. 718-373-3198.

Here is the letter they are delivering:

New York City Constituents for Impeachment

Open Letter to Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)

January 2, 2008

CONGRESS HAS THE POWER TO ACT NOW!

The impeachment of Cheney is being called for in H. Res. 333/799 (see attached copy of H. Res. 799 dated November 6, 2007). The legislation is now in the House Judiciary Committee, presumably the business of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

U.S. Reps. Robert Wexler (D., Fla.), Luis Guiterrez (D., Ill.) and Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.), are members of the Judiciary Committee and have petitioned the other members to begin important impeachment hearings immediately. (See http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com). Over 170,000 citizens nationwide have signed onto Cong. Wexler’s letter in only its first six days and the petition received the attention of mainstream media such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald and others.

We are here today because you, Congressman Nadler, are Chairman of that Subcommittee.

In your recent press release wherein you began hearings on “The Applicability of Federal Criminal Laws to the Interrogation of Foreign Detainees,” you state that “…we may be facing the possibility of a dangerous and criminal abuse of power at the highest levels of our government. The matters at stake here are far from trivial.” (See attached press release).

You also stated: “…in times of crisis, it is always beneficial to remember the principles upon which this nation was founded. It was John Adams who observed that ‘power always thinks…that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.’ We are a nation of laws, and we are a free and democratic nation.”

We call on you, Congressman Nadler:

· to sign on to H. Res. 333/799, press for a hearing on the bill and hold a vote to pass it;
· to press for adoption of H. Res. 333/799 in the Judiciary Committee as a whole and move it out to the House of Representatives;
· to publicly encourage your colleagues to sign on to H. Res. 333/799 and to bring it to the Democratic Caucus for its support.

We, constituents and New York City residents, are disappointed by the Democrats who were swept into office by the voters in November 2006. We are disappointed that the war is still funded; we are disappointed that the Executive Office can still slap Congress’ face with impunity; we are disappointed that the real and present dangers posed by Bush and Cheney are not being addressed. We are appalled and ashamed that war crimes committed by our government have not been repudiated. We say ENOUGH!

Congressman Nadler: you have the power to act on behalf of the majority of the American people who say ENOUGH! We are here today to demand that you use that power.
Sincerely,

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I am a constituent of Cong. Nadler's and made my voice heard in support of this effort. Thanks!

The Congressman's Brooklyn address:
Rep. Jerrold Nadler
445 Neptune Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Tel. 718-373-3198

His contact info page on his web site: http://www.house.gov/nadler/contact.shtml

I made my calls and both the Washington and Brooklyn office aides said they are receiving a huge volume of calls on this.

peace
Matthew

Progressive Democrats of America
Impeachment Working Group National Coordinator

[Read Foreign Press]

that while Conyers chairs the committee, Nadler chairs the subcommittee. Is it possible people are still learning the basics a year into this?

Thread in need of help.

I called all 3 offices. Only the DC office took my name and address. The receptionist in Brooklyn sounded irritated -- said she had a constituent at her desk, and couldn't help me if I'm not a local constituent. Keep up the pressure. Impeachment is coming!

Stop everything, impeach!
Linda Boyd
Washington For Impeachment

The staff person seemed quite happy that I was brief and to the point. Thank you, Brooklyn!

December 28, 2007 Nadler Comments

On President Bush’s “violation” of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and why he won’t be impeached:

“Well, if we had the votes, we should. But we’re never going to get the votes. There’s no point in trying it. On the merits he should’ve been impeached, but I oppose impeachment because it would just divert everybody’s attention and you’d never get the votes. But the fact is impeachment is not a punishment. It was intended as a protection of liberty. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because essentially the framers of the Constitution did not see foresee political parties.”

Peace
Matthew

Progressive Democrats of America
Impeachment Working Group National Coordinator

[Read Foreign Press]

A well qualified prosecutor goes into court with his iron clad case, takes a look at the jury and states to the judge and folks in the courtroom, "the votes aren't there, I won't prosecute this case". However, if Rep Jerrold Nadler went ahead with impeachment hearings he could find his colleagues and the American people very receptive to the overwhelming evidence he presented and he would quickly discover that the votes were there for him all along. Duty calls on Rep Jerrold Nadler to do his duty and join Rep Robert Wexler's call for immediate impeachment hearings at www.WexlerWantsHearings.com.

Nadler's D.C. office and his Brooklyn office (the two I called) stated that they did not know whether or not H.Res.799 were in Nadler's subcommittee (of the Judiciary) on Constitution, Civil Rights, & Civil Liberties. And when I said that H.Res.333 was from the beginning of May thru the day in November when Rep. Kucinich finally put it to the floor via a Privileged Resolution, the staffer in D.C. said she didn't know if I were correct or not. Indeed, http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HE00799:@@@X just says that H.Res.799 were referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary on November 6, 2007.

Certainly, Nadler should be contacted heavily--as well as other members of the Judiciary Committee--but how do we know, David or anyone, that H.Res.799 is now in his subcommittee?

I hope, too, to hear back here (and elsewhere) what happened with the individuals' sit-in!

IMO the ONLY power we have (especially now, as the years of impeachment activism have resulted in naught) is to hit the economy via a comprehensive national strike and boycott! http://PledgeToImpeach.ORG

I live in Cong. Nadler's district. That being said I really feel that he is more talk than action, not only in this case but other issues as well. He talks the talk but then doesn't walk the walk. A paper tiger.

I have heard it said that impeachment will divide Americans. AMERICANS ARE ALREADY DIVIDED. One third of the nation now believes in "a broad smorgasbord of conspiracy theories" revolving around government complicity in everything from the 9/11 attacks to the Kennedy assassination . . . "Anger against the federal government is at record levels." (Scripps Howard News Service & Ohio University)

A dispassionate inquiry into whether our Constitution has been violated would unite our nation, not divide it. We would either fix what is broken, or know it is OK as it is. Please take that action.

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