Midcoast Maine Indivisible rallies for impeachment

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 10:00am

ROCKLAND — An estimated 140 politically-active Mainers gathered at Park and Main streets in Rockland, Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, to demonstrate support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

On the eve prior to the House of Representatives vote to impeach Donald Trump for his high crimes and misdemeanors, Midcoast Mainers from Damariscotta to Lincolnville peaceably assembled in Rockland’s Chapman Park to rally against the corruption of the presidency and in support of impeachment.

Midcoast Maine Indivisible organized the multi-faceted event at Chapman Park.

Part of the rally was intended to be old-fashioned, with friends and neighbors bringing their candles and flashlights to light up the night, according to organizer James Cook, in a press release prior to the event. Another part of the rally was aimed to be high-tech, with participants using the hashtags #MainersForImpeachment and #NotAboveTheLaw to spread the word on social media.

The local rally in Rockland was one of more than 500 similar rallies to be held at the same time across the United States, according to Cook. The intention of those rallies was to encourage members of Congress to vote in support of two impeachment resolutions charging that the president abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in investigating him.

"No one is disputing the facts any longer," said Cook, chair of Midcoast Maine Indivisible  "Even President Trump's staff has acknowledged he used government funds and presidential power to push a foreign power to sway our elections. The only question left is what we the people are going to do about it."