Long Islanders gather to support impeachment of President Trump
On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the night before the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of President Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors, activists gathered in Huntington, Mineola and Patchogue as part of a series of nationwide Nobody Is Above The Law rallies. Approximately 600 rallies took place across the country, in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
“The mobilization is part of a massive, grassroots effort to ensure Congress holds Donald Trump accountable for using military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 elections,” a press release by Together We Will Long Island stated. “Protesters will demand that the House of Representatives fulfills its constitutional duty by impeaching Donald Trump and that the Senate remove him from office for attempting to rig the 2020 elections. Congress must show that no one—even the President—is above the law.”
Approximately 250 protesters took part in the Huntington rally, at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Route 110, despite the cold and rainy weather. More than 200 registered for Mineola event on Old Country Road outside of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, and 300 participated in a Patchogue rally outside the office of Rep. Lee Zeldin.
The impeachment vote takes place today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the House of Representatives.
Assemblyman Chuck Lavine and 3rd Congressional District candidate Melanie D’Arrigo spoke at the Huntington rally.
Show Up Long Island and Together We Will Long Island cohosted the Huntington event. Cosponsors included Long Island Activists, Dedicated to Democracy, Action Together Long Island, Get 2 Work Long Island, Nassau County National Organization for Women (NOW), Huntington Young Democrats, Liberally Long Island, Long Island Network for Change, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, Indivisible Glen Cove, Long Islanders Against Gun Violence, Immigrant Justice Now Long Island, Pantsuit Nation Long Island, Indivisible Oyster Bay, Suffolk Progressives Organize, Plan, Act NYPAN (NY Progressive Action Network), PEER (Progressive East End Reformers), Long Island Indivisible and Indivisible North Shore.