The Daily Populous

Sunday October 21st, 2018 day edition

image for Impeach Donald Trump Campaign Celebrates Having More Supporters Than NRA Has Members on One-Year Anniversary

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. »

Houston library sued by anti-gay activists over Drag Queen Story Hour

Authored by

Houston library sued by anti-gay activists over Drag Queen Story Hour.

Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Houston library sued by anti-gay activists over Drag Queen Story Hour 1 / 4 Back to Gallery.

A crew of anti-gay protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse Friday afternoon, announcing they have sued the Houston Public Library over a city-sponsored Drag Queen Story Hour which they say violates their freedom of religion. »

Black voters ordered off bus; Georgia county defends action

Authored by

Officials with Jefferson County, which operates the senior center, say the county considered Monday's event "political activity," which isn't allowed during county-sponsored events.

LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter, says the center director asked the senior residents to get off the bus.

County Administrator Adam Brett said officials felt uncomfortable allowing senior center patrons to leave in a bus with "an unknown third party. »