Former President Barack Obama left a powerful legacy from his time in the White House, even offering a poignant statement in his final farewell speech where he talked about “uniting to protect democracy”.
Now, further proving his long reaching influence, a group of people who used to work with Obama are showing us just how much the future of American politics means to them- by suing President Donald Trump.
The former members of Obama’s legal team have come together to form an organization called United To Protect Democracy. They are using their experience in the legal system and their legal knowledge to take on the task of taking Trump to court.
What could Trump have done to warrant a lawsuit? According to this group, ALL KINDS OF THINGS. They have reason to believe that Trump’s White House is guilty of breaking codes for normal government business and that in turn, they have been breaking tons of ethical codes. United To Protect Democracy would like to see Trump and his willing administration face justice over the many wrongs they have committed.
This group is full of motivated and intelligent workers and have already amassed an impressive staff and upwards of $1.5 million dollars in funds. Ian Bassin is the leader of the group, and is appearing on TV news segments and podcasts to spread the word about that can be done to make sense of the Trump Era. He offered the following statement on the mission and progress of United To Protect Democracy’s work:
“When people hear concerns about democracies declining into authoritarianism, they expect that moment to come in a singular thunderclap where everyone can see that this is the time. In reality, often times, democracies decline over a period of years that happen through a series of much smaller steps.”Ian Bassin, leader of United To Protect Democracy