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Save the Date for this Spectacular Event!
Cut LaMalfa's Financial Support!
An unprecedented number of contributors have said they are withdrawing support from seditious Republicans. That comes from citizen pressure.
LaMalfa is already raising money for his next election. One of the best ways to weaken him is to discourage donors – and especially PACs - from giving him money. A list of his contributors is here: https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/?data_type=processed&committee_id=C00509422&two_year_transaction_period=2020&min_date=01%2F01%2F2019&max_date=12%2F31%2F2020
Do you see a company you patronize? Click on the contributor name for more info and contact them. Tell them to stop supporting congress members who betray their country. Organize a group of your friends and split up the list. A tip: Many companies and organizations give money to all the safe incumbents. They aren’t contributing because they agree with that member. They contribute so that, when they want to talk to that member, the member sees them on a contributor list.
Citizen pressure can change contributors' behavior.
What Can Be Done About LaMalfa?
Over the last several weeks, our party has gotten a flood of requests that we do something about our CD1 representative, Doug LaMalfa. As we all know, LaMalfa voted against the certification of legitimate ballots in the presidential election, thus helping to incite the insurrection in the Capitol on January 6th. We have taken actions and will take more in the weeks to come. In the meantime, it is important to understand the realities of this:
There is NO provision for recall of a federal elected official. California’s recall process is for state and local officers only.
The sole authorities to discipline or expel a member of Congress resides in each house – the Senate and the House of Representatives. No recall process or court action can do it.
A vote of the House to expel a member requires a 2/3 vote. Democrats have a very narrow majority in the House, so it would take the votes of about 77 Republicans to vote to expel a member.
Our best immediate course of action is to weaken LaMalfa so he loses re-election next year.
House member Cori Bush from Missouri has introduced House Resolution 25, which calls for the expulsion of any member who supported the insurrection for violating Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. You can read more about it here: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532990-cori-bush-introduces-legislation-to-sanction-remove-all-house-members-who
Contact Nancy Pelosi and ask her to help move it forward:
Write letters to the editor. In Chico, email to email@example.com
Limit to 250 words and put your name and phone number at the bottom.
Contact the House Ethics Committee. Ask them to investigate Representative LaMalfa for support of the insurrection. Email: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
Mail: 1015 LHOB, Washington, DC, 20515
Contact LaMalfa’s office directly and tell him what you think of his actions. https://lamalfa.house.gov/contact/offices
The Party is doing what it can, but it is is much more powerful if you join us in direct action.