We, the undersigned Citizens of the United States and Citizens of the World, stand with Congressman John Lewis and numerous others in refusing to accept the legitimacy of Donald Trump as President of the United States. We join together to make the following common statement and commitment:
• Whereas an intelligence report, jointly released on January 6, 2017 by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and National Security Agency of the U.S. Government, delivered to the President and the nation by the Director of National Intelligence, concluded that under Vladimir Putin's direct supervision Russian hackers accessed DNC and Hilary Clinton's data bases and delivered the information to Wikileaks, among other actions in the media and electoral process, in a concerted attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump;
• Whereas there is mounting evidence that these Russian activities were implemented with the knowledge of and in collaboration with Donald Trump who repeatedly called publicly for the Russians to hack Clinton's emails, actively promoted Putin during the campaign, and has a history of Russian related activities;
• Whereas, it is a treasonable offense for a private citizen to conspire with a foreign power to negatively impact the constitutional processes of the United States and thus why it is designated under "high crimes and misdemeanors" in the U.S. Constitution and why it is an impeachable offense;
• And whereas Donald Trump engages in routine bullying, lying, false media, and generally inciting the forces of intolerance, fear and hatred such that all kinds of extremism are now given sanction, including appointments of extremists throughout his cabinet and staff;
Therefore, we refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of Donald Trump as President of the United States until a full and comprehensive investigation has been conducted by the U.S Government on the involvement of the Russians in the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump's complicity in these actions. Beyond the inauguration, we will work with all those similarly committed for an immediate process of impeachment to assure that Trump is called to account.
We stand with people of good will everywhere working to support environmental justice, human rights, and economic opportunity for all. We embrace diversity. We celebrate the Earth. We seek to live abundantly in our communities and with respect for all life around us. It is to this vision of the future that we have dedicated our lives. The emerging global civilization and fate of our earth quite literally depend on it.
Please join us.