A campaign to impeach President Donald Trump marked its one-year anniversary on Saturday, celebrating reaching more people signed on to its online petition than the 146-year-old National Rifle Association has paying members.
“This online community is bigger than the NRA,” Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer announced at a town hall in Newark, New Jersey, on the campaign’s first birthday.
Need to Impeach last week reached six million signatures on its online petition calling on Congress to begin proceedings to remove Trump from office.
The NRA’s dues-paying membership stands at about 5.5 million, Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the gun rights group, said in an email to Newsweek Friday.
Steyer launched Need to Impeach on October 20, 2017, through national television and social media advertisements.
Need to Impeach launched a get-out-the-vote initiative in August 2018 mobilizing impeachment supporters to turn out for the November 6 midterms with a $10 million investment from Steyer.
One town hall attendee asked if there was a critical mass the campaign needed, and if reached, how Americans could move toward impeaching Trump. »