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Hip hop orgs say, 'Shut 'em down!'

Momentum is building across the country to fire President Bush for his failures to respond to Katrina.
In light of Associate Press' breaking story and videos revealing that President Bush was warned repeatedly about the possible breach of the levees in New Orleans and didn't act to provide emergency response, dozens of groups across the country are calling for Congress to censure the President (pass a bill expressing strong disapproval and request impeachment investigations).

Within hours of the news, the National Organizing Committee of the National Hip Hop Political Convention, the League of Pissed Off Voters,, the Hip-Hop Caucus, the Finding Our Folk Tour and others drafted a petition demanding the Congressional Censure. More on the petition here.

While the implications of these clear and simple facts about our President's inability to govern will not immediately result in impeachment hearings, for folks who are still on the fence, those 34% that still approve of his job, this might be the straw that will break the camel's back. The image of a liar will stick permanently now.
Kristina Rizga edits WireTap, AlterNet’s youth-oriented section.