Board of Equal Justice Society Unanimously Votes to Support Impeachment Inquiry Based on Trump’s Racist Abuses of Power

“If you want to know what you would have done during slavery and the Holocaust, look at what you are doing now”

On June 15, 2019, when we saw babies in cages, when we saw how Latino children were being treated in Clint, Texas, we knew that Trump had crossed a line.

We were appalled when a gunman drove to El Paso to massacre Latinx people in a Walmart, citing the same “invasion” scare tactics that President utilizes to fire up his base.

Last week, we were sickened to learn that immigrant children who were in the United States for life saving medical procedures were to be sent to their home countries to certain death.

As a racial justice organization, we knew that EJS had to act.

In August, the staff of EJS met and unanimously voted to ask our Board to support an impeachment inquiry. Our Legal Director, Mona Tawatao wrote a memo outlining the legal and moral rationale for our position.

On September 6th, at 4:40 PM PDT, our Board voted unanimously to support calls for an impeachment inquiry.

Our mission is to “transform the nation’s consciousness on race”. Our charge is to fight white supremacy and to take back the Fourteenth Amendment. We think that in this time of national crisis with people’s lives and the public safety at stake, taking a bold stand on impeachment to hold the most dangerous and racist president in a century to account, is EJS’s moral imperative.