On January 6th, 2021, a violent mob of extremists motivated by conspiracies that were sowed by the White House stormed into the Capitol, forcing legislators and their staff to barricade with the protection of armed guards. After hearing an address with yet more incendiary rhetoric from the outgoing president, they forced their way inside the Capitol building, carried a Confederate flag through the rotunda, and threatened lawmakers and our seat of government in Washington DC.

Anyone involved in inspiring, encouraging, and abetting these terrorists must be held responsible for their actions. Unfortunately, they have been enabled by a large cross section of extremist politicians, many of whom represent Texans. They have made a mockery of democracy by embracing the fascist rhetoric of a far-right figurehead with a far-right movement behind him. They have suppressed votes while lying about the nature of our election system, sullying our elections while opposing their legally legitimate losses. They have proven themselves entirely unfit for office. They must resign.

Organizations around the State of Texas hereby call for the resignation of the Texas politicians complicit in the actions on January 6th, 2021 (see contact information below):

  1. Senator Ted Cruz
  2. Attorney General Ken Paxton
  3. Representative Jody Arrington
  4. Representative Brian Babin
  5. Representative Michael C. Burgess
  6. Representative John R. Carter
  7. Representative Michael Cloud
  8. Representative Pat Fallon
  9. Representative Louie Gohmert
  10. Representative Lance Gooden
  11. Representative Ronny Jackson
  12. Representative Troy Nehls
  13. Representative August Pfluger
  14. Representative Pete Sessions
  15. Representative Beth Van Duyne
  16. Representative Randy Weber
  17. Representative Roger Williams
  18. Representative Ron Wright

Additionally, we support the resolution of Representative Cori Bush to expel the seditious members of Congress attempting to undermine the legitimacy of our democratic election results, and call for the immediate invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove our aspiring dictator from the Oval Office.

We believe in the power of democracy and the power of the People to make progress in the United States. Those who have proven that they would prefer to destroy the country rather than hold Trump accountable must surrender their power permanently. Their power is vested in us and they have shown themselves willing to use it abusively.

In the name of democracy,

Indivisible TX Lege
ACLU/Indivisible East Dallas Supporters
Action South Texas

Arlington Area Texas Democratic Women
Bay Area Democratic Movement
Bayou Blue Democrats

Black Lives Matter Houston

BLM Pearland
Blue Outpost TX
CAIR Houston
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) GPA
Corpus Christi Indivisible

Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club
Democracy for Houston
Democratic Club of The Woodlands

Dylan Forbis TDP SDEC 11 Committee Member

Energy and Environmental Democrats
Extinction Rebellion Houston
Far Northwest Progressives of Travis County
FIEL Houston

Field Team 6
Flip The Texas House
The Funky East Dallas Democrats (The FEDDs)
Harris County Democratic Party
Harris County SD17 Democrats

Harris County Young Democrats
Houston Area Stonewall Democrats
Houston Women March On
Houston Youth Climate Strike

Humble Area Democrats
Indivisible 121
Indivisible Arlington
Indivisible Austin
Indivisible Fort Worth
Indivisible Grapevine Area
Indivisible Healthcare Fort Worth
Indivisible Houston
Indivisible Katy Huddle
Indivisible South Texas 
Indivisible TX-24

The John Cornyn Tuesday Protest
Jolt Action
Katy 4 Justice
Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats

Latino Families Forward
Live Oak County Democrats
March For Our Lives Houston

National Lawyers Guild – San Antonio Chapter, Inc.
Nueces County Democratic Party
Our Revolution Brazoria/Fort Bend County
Our Revolution Harris County
Our Revolution Texas

The PAC for Progressive Texas Women
Pantsuit Republic Texas

Pearland Youth Movement
Pod Bless Texas
Progressive Women of Arlington, TX
Public Citizen

Represent Texas
Representative Ron Reynolds, Texas House District 27
Representative Vikki Goodwin, Texas House District 47

Rideshare2Vote, LLC

ROADwomen (River Oaks Area Democratic Women)
Say Her Name HTX
SD15 Democrats

SD4 Harris County
Secular Democrats of Texas

Senate District 2 Democrats
The Sidewalk School for Children Asylum Seekers
Showing Up for Racial Justice – Dallas/Fort Worth

Socialist Alternative-Houston
Southwest Democrats
The Spring Democratic Club

Sunrise Houston
Tarrant Together

Texas Blue Action Democrats
Texas Coalition Of Blk Democrats Harris County Chapter

Texas Environmental Democrats
Texas Rural Voices
Transcript Research
United Fort Worth
United We Dream

Voto Latino
Wimberly Indivisible
Women of Dallas United For Action (WDUA)

See the January 23 Press Conference

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Representative Contact Information

Senator Ted CruzPhone: 512-916-5834
Website: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/
Contact form: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=form&id=16
Office locations: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=general&id=23
Facebook: @SenatorTedCruz
Twitter: @SenTedCruz
Attorney General Ken PaxtonPhone: 512-463-2100
Website: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/
Contact form: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/contact-us-online-form
Facebook: @kenpaxtontx @TexasAttorneyGeneral
Twitter: @KenPaxtonTX
Representative Jody ArringtonPhone: (202) 225-4005
Website: https://arrington.house.gov/
Contact form: https://arrington.house.gov/contact/
Facebook: @JodeyArrington
Representative Brian BabinPhone: (202) 225-1555
Website: https://babin.house.gov/
Contact form: https://babin.house.gov/contact/
Facebook: @RepBrianBabin
Twitter: @RepBrianBabin
Representative Michael C. BurgessPhone: (202) 225-7772
Website: https://burgess.house.gov/
Contact form: https://burgess.house.gov/contact/356345.htm
Facebook: @michaelcburgess
Twitter: @michaelcburgess
Representative John R. CarterPhone: (202) 225-3864
Website: https://carter.house.gov/
Contact form: https://carter.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/email-me
Facebook: @judgecarter
Representative Michael CloudPhone: (202) 225-7742
Website: https://cloud.house.gov/
Contact form: https://cloud.house.gov/contact/
Facebook: @RepCloudTX
Representative Pat FallonPhone: (202) 225-6673
Website: https://fallon.house.gov/
Contact form: https://fallon.house.gov/address_authentication?form=/contact
Facebook: @fallonfortexas
Twitter: @RepPatFallon
Representative Louie GohmertPhone: (202) 225-3035
Website: https://gohmert.house.gov/
Contact form: https://gohmert.house.gov/contact/
Facebook: @RepLouieGohmert
Twitter: @replouiegohmert
Representative Lance GoodenPhone: (202) 225-3484
Website: https://gooden.house.gov/
Contact form: https://gooden.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email-me
Facebook: @lancegoodenfortexas
Twitter: @Lancegooden
Representative Ronny JacksonFacebook: @RonnyJacksonTX
Twitter: @RonnyJacksonTX
Representative Troy NehlsWebsite: https://www.nehlsforcongress.com/
Contact form: https://www.nehlsforcongress.com/copy-of-contact
Facebook: @SheriffTNehls
Twitter: @SheriffTNehls
Representative August PflugerPhone: (202) 225-3605
Website: https://pfluger.house.gov/
Contact form: https://pfluger.house.gov/contact
Facebook: @AugustPflugerTX
Twitter: @AugustPfluger
Representative Pete SessionsWebsite: https://www.petesessions.com/
Contact form: https://www.petesessions.com/contact/
Facebook: @petesessions
Twitter: @PeteSessions
Email: 2020@petesessions.com
Representative Beth Van DuyneWebsite: https://vanduyne.house.gov/
Contact form: https://vanduyne.house.gov/contact
Facebook: @RepBethVanDuyne
Twitter: @Bethvanduyne
Email: contact@bethfortexas.com
Representative Randy WeberPhone: (202) 225-2831
Website: https://weber.house.gov/
Contact form: https://weber.house.gov/contact/
Facebook: @TXRandy14
Twitter: @WeberforTexas
Representative Roger WilliamsPhone: (202) 225-9896
Website: https://williams.house.gov/
Contact form: https://williams.house.gov/contact
Facebook: @RepRogerWilliams
Twitter: @RepRWilliams
Representative Ron WrightPhone: (202) 225-2002
Website: https://wright.house.gov/
Contact form: https://wright.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email-me
Facebook: @wright4congress
Twitter: @RepRonWright