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Swalwell holding last town hall of year Saturday

Citizen groups holding articles of impeachment rally before event

Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) will host his last town hall of the year this Saturday in San Ramon, an event that will be preceded by a rally urging Swalwell to support articles of impeachment recently introduced against President Donald Trump.

At the town hall, Swalwell will provide an update on recent events and discussions taking place in Washington, D.C., including the Republican tax plan and the ongoing investigation of Russia's interference in the U.S. election. He will then answer constituents' questions.

The meeting is scheduled to take place from 9:30-11 a.m. at the California High School cafeteria, 9870 Broadmoor Drive in San Ramon. All residents of the 15th Congressional District -- which includes San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore -- are welcome.

Before the town hall, local citizen groups Indivisible East Bay and Alameda4Impeachment plan to hold a rally at Cal High calling for Swalwell to support investigating impeachable charges against President Trump.

"This president is a clear and present danger to our democracy and he needs to go," said Ward Kanowsky, 15th District co-lead for Indivisible East Bay.

LeAnn Kanowsky, his co-lead partner, added, "Coming together sends a strong message to Rep. Swalwell and the rest of the California Congressional delegation that this president needs investigation into his potential violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution and other crimes such as obstruction of justice and abuse of power."

Earlier this year, four communities in the East Bay passed local resolutions calling on Congress to initiate impeachment: Richmond, Alameda, Berkeley and Oakland. And according to reporting by the Associated Press, on Nov. 15 a half-dozen Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced articles of impeachment against the president, though without much expectation of success in the Republican-led House.

In addition to Pleasanton, Swalwell's 15th congressional district includes San Ramon, Hayward, Union City, Dublin, Livermore, parts of Fremont and Danville, and the unincorporated areas of Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Sunol, Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview.

For more information about the town hall, visit Swalwell's website.

Comments

32 people like this
Posted by DelPrado Nester
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

What is the legal basis for impeachment efforts, Mr. Swalwell? Impeachment proceedings based on being an unpopular President is nothing more than a coup attempt by Democrats refusing last years election results.

I will be there to peacefully encourage Mr. Swalwell to use his position in the legislative branch of our government to WORK on meaningful legislation that the American people need and cease efforts on divisive political witch hunts. Be a uniter, not a divider, Eric!


25 people like this
Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

Don't need to hear you spout about your DO NOTHING YEAR! With our GERRYMANDERED DISTRICT YOU ARE SAFE! TALK is all you do.


24 people like this
Posted by Mark Richards
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm


Nancy Pelosi's boy, doing what he's told


17 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm

Eric - tell Pelosi I just bought her street.


12 people like this
Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 30, 2017 at 2:35 pm

and they wonder why they are just a regional party and soon will fade into the sunset. I have absolutely no idea what their platform nor ideas are other than sexually assaulting women. They seem only to stomp their feet and complain about the President.

Meanwhile, President Trump is appointing conservative federal judges at an alarming rate, economic growth at 3.3%, low unemployment, coalminers going back to work, oil and gas industry humming, stock market at an all time high, big tax reductions coming.

I would think the democrats would want to put their signature on part of this the very least. SAD


10 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 30, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Over / under on Eric holding this event given Kate S trial result?

Big juevos


8 people like this
Posted by Nitegama
a resident of another community
on Dec 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

You folks can diss Rep Swalwell all u wish, you have no idea how lucky you are to have a rep brave enough to have a "real" townhall..not an over the phone call in where only positive calls are taken. You do not have a rep that is owned by Koch or Mercer, so votes to take away medicare chemo, medicaid nursing home assistance, or health care, in order to get campaign finances..and keep his job/ Just remember when you get to the gates of heaven and the king says " Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ You voted GOP


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

So heaven has a gate?
Remind me again of the function of a gate?


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:04 pm

A good Republican? No. I choose not to associate by party line - all that due are foolish.

A good (ie guiltful) Catholic yes. And one that knows that even in religion which specifies forgiveness and acceptance there is a foundational layer of responsibility that is rudimentary in accepting the sacrifice of Jesus.

The underlying fact is that even in religion which is rooted in forgiveness there are accepted divisions (ie the symbolic gates)


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