The mayor and the council of the city of West Hollywood has officially declared Wednesday, May 23 as “Stormy Daniels Day”.
West Hollywood is a city in the Los Angeles area between Beverly Hills and Hollywood. The city leadership has proudly declared themselves as part of the “resistance” to President Trump. The official city website isn’t shy about sharing their opposition to Trump and his administration’s policies.
In the City of West Hollywood, We #RESIST
The City of West Hollywood works diligently to defend the fundamental rights of its community members including LGBT people, people with disabilities, seniors, people of color, immigrants, women, and others. Our city is one of the most outspoken advocates anywhere for the legal rights of LGBT people; more than 40 percent of residents in West Hollywood identify as LGBT. We also pride ourselves on being a safe space for all, regardless of nationality or immigration status. The City has a commitment to promoting social justice and equal rights.
In 2017, the West Hollywood City Council approved a Resolution that calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate proceedings for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. This came as a response to numerous violations of the Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution, multiple violations of federal law as it relates to the employment of relatives, serious national security concerns resulting from potential interference with federal elections in 2016, and amid investigations of obstruction of justice.
The City of West Hollywood joins cities across the nation, including the California cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Richmond; as well as the Massachusetts cities of Brookline, Cambridge, Amherst, Pelham, and Leverett; in calling for the initiation of impeachment proceedings. Although local municipalities have no authority over any action that the United States Congress may take, local Resolutions are a call for Congress to take the first steps toward impeachment proceedings.
The City of West Hollywood is among 34 cities and counties urging a federal judge to block President Trump’s “Sanctuary Cities” Executive Order, signed in January 2018, which would punish localities that do not assist federal immigration enforcement. The amicus brief filed in support of Santa Clara County’s lawsuit against President Trump argues that President Trump’s threat to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary jurisdictions” is unconstitutional.
No word yet on when the city of West Hollywood plans to institute Monica Lewinsky Day.