More than 400 people turned out at West Hollywood Park last night at a rally demanding the impeachment of Donald Trump.
The rally was one of more than 600 across the country and came on the eve of today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on impeachment.
The rally was organized by Karen Eyres, a member of the City of West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board, and officers of Hollywood NOW, and Patrick Ryan Blood, an entertainment attorney and civil rights activist.
Among those who spoke at the event were West Hollywood City Council members John Duran, John Heilman, Lindsey Horvath, and Lauren Meister. Other speakers were actress Michelle Clunie (known for her role on “Queer as Folk”); John Erickson, a city Planning Commissioner and head of Hollywood NOW; Sepi Shyne, an attorney city Business License Commissioner; Jane Wishon of the Stonewall Democratic Club; Michael Zelniker, co-chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Climate Reality Project, and Gloria Allred, the well-known lawyer.
Co-host Patrick Ryan Blood stated, “I am outstandingly pleased with the turnout in West Hollywood tonight.
“The message is clear that the people of West Hollywood are ready to fight for justice and demand Congress do its job,” said Patrick Blood. “It does not take a Constitutional scholar to see the evidence presented would lead any reasonable, objective person to recognize that the President abused his power in attempting to have a foreign government dig up ‘dirt’ on a political rival then attempted to cover it up in a clear act that constitutes an obstruction of justice. This abuse of power cannot and will not go without punishment. The citizens of West Hollywood made that loud and clear this evening.”
“Trump is derelict in his duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution,” said Karen Eyres. “West Hollywood is in Rep. Adam Schiff’s district, and tonight we came out in force to show we are with him 100%. The West Hollywood community joined thousands of communities across America to demand that Trump be impeached and removed. It’s obvious to anyone with a sense of decency that Trump is incapable of putting his county’s interests before his own.”