If you agree with the woman in the accompanying photo and would like to see the U.S. House of Representatives begin an impeachment inquiry into the myriad alleged crimes of President Donald Trump, then you might want to check out one of the Impeach Trump rallies scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 15. Because right now, even though the House is run by Democrats, they don’t seem to be in any hurry to even attempt to sanction Trump.
Moveon.org has about 140 events scheduled throughout the nation on that day, including five in Orange County. Here they are:
BREA: Organizers ask attendees to bring a friend and “large posters with one quote and page number from the Mueller Report.” The rally will take place at the corner of East Imperial Highway and State College Boulevard at 1 p.m.
IRVINE: Representative Katie Porter (D-45th District) has so far been silent on the question of impeachment, and organizers hope to change that (one of Porter’s field directors will apparently attend this rally). It takes place at the corner of Alton Parkway and Culver Drive at 1 p.m.
LAGUNA BEACH: The action will take place at Main Beach at 10 a.m., but organizers ask that you NOT bring a sign: “Please remember that Laguna Beach has a city ordinance preventing people from bringing signs or flags with sticks or poles attached to it.”
MISSION VIEJO: Activists will rally at an as-yet unnamed street corner in Mission Viejo. Please RSVP for more information.
SEAL BEACH: Organizers hope to spell out the word “IMPEACH” on the sand, so they’re asking everyone to bring a beach towel (“Dark or bright colors only, please, to outline letters for the human banner. Please avoid whites and light earth tones that will blend in with sand”). Everyone’s asked to meet at the first lifeguard tower on the pier at 9 a.m., and to please pick up trash on your way off the beach. Kids and pets are welcome, and there will be cookies.
Organizers ask that everyone who wishes to attend RSVP ahead of time, which you can do here by clicking on the city name.
Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as Editor of MauiTime, the last alt weekly in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui, which were published by Event Horizon Press. But he got his start at OC Weekly, and returned to the paper in 2019 as a Staff Writer.