Head of Communications, Need to Impeach
(SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2018) — Tom Steyer’s Need to Impeach campaign—launched four months ago—has just reached more than five million supporters. This milestone comes at the kickoff of phase two of the campaign. In this stage, Need to Impeach will focus on reaching new audiences across the political spectrum about the need to remove Donald Trump from office, while continuing to deepen its reach and engage constituents in districts held by members of Congress who have not voted for impeachment.
Political strategists say the Need to Impeach list, which grows by several thousand each day, can be a powerful political tool that may influence the results of the November election.
Phase two of Need to Impeach includes:
- Holding 30 Need to Impeach events in communities across the country, specifically focused on swing seats and districts where members of Congress have not voted in favor of impeachment.
- Arming all candidates running for Congress with polling that shows more than 76 percent of Democrats and 42 percent of Independents want Trump removed from office, and details of the eight impeachable offenses he has committed while in office, including obstruction of justice, abusing the pardon power, and violating the emoluments clause.
- Mobilizing the digital army to communicate with its Congressional representatives and protect the foundation of our democracy.
“The Need to Impeach campaign has given people—angered and frustrated since Donald Trump entered the Oval Office—a platform to come together as a powerful and united front, demanding action and holding our elected leaders in Washington, D.C. accountable,” said Steyer. “We are making the patriotic case, reaching across the political aisle, about the need to save our democracy from Trump and his administration. The more people learn about the inner workings of Trump’s finances and his campaign’s ties to Russia, the more convinced they will be that the only solution is to remove him from power.”
Former AFL-CIO political director and longtime Democratic strategist Steve Rosenthal said of the campaigns’ rapid growth and phase two: “It’s an extraordinary accomplishment, and they have the potential to be a real force to be reckoned with in the upcoming elections. Everyone should pay close attention to what they are about to achieve.”
On Sunday, Steyer unveiled a 60-second national television ad—his sixth so far— demonstrating that Trump has done nothing to protect our country from future Russian attacks. The ad comes a week after campaign supporters hosted more than 6,500 impeached-themed parties—called “Party to Impeach”—in every state of the nation to raise awareness about the Need to Impeach movement.
Steyer’s ads calling for the impeachment of Trump have received over 454 million viewers in social media since the first one began running on October 20, 2017.
Learn more at NeedtoImpeach.com.
Tom Steyer was born in Manhattan and attended the Buckley School, Phillips Exeter Academy and later graduated from Yale University summa cum laude in economics and political science, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was captain of the Yale soccer team. Steyer received his MBA from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He has served on the Board of Trustees.