Frances Fisher, actor & activist
Eric Seitz, attorney, lecturer in Constitutional Law, University of Hawai’i
Jared Yates Sexton, professor, writer & political analyst, author American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People
Paul Street, historian & journalist; author, Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of Appeasement.
Sam Goldman, RefuseFascism.org Editorial Board, host of @RefuseFascism podcasts
Convict Trump in the Senate Impeachment Trial
In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America
Trump must be repudiated and punished for an attempted fascist coup that brought thousands of his rabid followers to DC on January 6 and unleashed them to storm the Capitol. For months before and after the election, Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and spread unhinged lies about voter fraud. His regime attempted to throw out millions of votes, mainly from Black voters in swing states. All this, including a violent attempt to overturn the election and hold on to power, was in the service of fascism—open bloody dictatorship.
Trump must be convicted and barred from coming back to elected office. This would be a real setback to the fascist movement he still leads.
The forum will explore:
What is the significance of the trial?
Why is the demand for Trump’s conviction important?
What are the ways this demand should be publicly manifested?
What are the implications of conviction/acquittal?