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.