Fw: hawaii impeachment reso. SCR 83 .....friday deadline

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Hawaii Seeking Impeachment - Resolution Deadline Next Friday 4/13/2007!

 Senate Concurrent Resolution 83, requesting Congress to commence impeachment proceedings against the President and the Vice President of the United States.

The deadline for this resolution to make it through the Hawaii State Judiciary and Labor Committee is Friday the 13th. Senator Clayton Hee is the chair and he decides whether or not it will be heard. He has waffled a bit on this and is very clearly seeking a great deal of attention to be paid to this if he is going to hear it. Hence my letter to you to ask people on your list to sign a petition, call, or write letters to Senator Hee, the Vice-Chair Senator Kokubun and the other committee members before this thing dies in committee! It might actually work here in one of the most liberal states in the Union, but its got to get through this committee first! unless people know about the resolution, they wont contact him to ask him to hear it...

Below is a proposed draft letter.

Aloha Senator Hee, Chair JDL, Senator Russell Kokubun, Vice Chair, and Committee Members,

Please support SCR 83.

If a state legislature forwards a bill or a resolution on impeachment to the Congress of the United States, then the Congress must act. I urge you to hear Senate Concurrent Resolution 83 before the JDL committee. This resolution reflects the sentiment of a growing number of people in the State of Hawaii and in the nation at large, and the people and the sentiment of the people should be heard.

Considering this resolution before your committee can only strengthen our democracy by fostering a much broader national debate on the importance of holding he executive branch of our federal government accountable for its actions and will send a strong message to future Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the United States that they are not above the law. Please do not shy away from making the State of Hawaii politically relevant on the national level and hear SCR 83 before your committee before it's too late!




10 States Introduce Impeachment by David Swanson     Page 1 of 1 page(s)    http://www.opednews.com
In 10 U.S. states, either this year or last year or both, the state legislature has introduced and considered, though not yet passed, a bill to petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Bush and Cheney.  The question, of course, is what in the heck is wrong with the other 40 states?  We can't find a single state legislator with the decency to uphold the U.S. Constitution and at least introduce a resolution to impeach?  Where are the states that created the Constitution?  Where are Massachusetts and Virginia?  What's holding up New York?  Where in the world is Oregon?  Is this all the pressure we can muster in the cause of justice?


But let's give credit where it's due.  These 10 states have acted: CA, HI, IL, MN, MO, WA, VT, NM, WI, TX.  These 10 legislators who've taken the lead should be drafted to run for Congress (except for Ellison, whom we've already elected to Congress):  Les Ihara, Jr. HI; Lon Burnam TX; Gerald Ortiz y Pino NM; Eric Oemig WA; Paul Koretz CA; Daryl Pillsbury VT; Karen Yarbrough IL; Jamilah Nasheed MO; Frank Boyle WI; and Keith Ellison MN.  Special credit goes to Oemig and Ortiz y Pino who have come close to passing their bills. 


Of course, at the local level, dozens of cities and towns have passed these resolutions, and dozens more are trying.  Vermont is far and away in the lead in the number of resolutions passed, but its Congress Member has not yet responded.  While the national Green Party backs impeachment, so do at least 16 state Democratic parties.  A list of all these resolutions, passed and pending, can be found at http://www.impeachpac.org/resolutions-list


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