September 13, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: Melville House announces project to send copies of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment to all of Congress
by Stephanie DeLuca
Melville House Publishing announced today a project meant to provide every member of the US Congress with a copy of the newly published book A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment by Barbara Radnofsky. Combining social justice and publishing, Melville House is encouraging readers to donate a copy of this important and timely book to a member of Congress. For every copy of the book purchased via the dedicated page on Melville House’s website, it will be mailed to an elected official within the legislative branch, with the goal of reaching all 535 members of Congress.
Melville House believes this goal is possible with the help of concerned citizens. As an incentive for the public to become involved, Melville House is discounting the book to $8.00, will handle shipping costs for all donations, and will keep a running and public list of all senators and congresspeople who have been sent copies. Melville House’s intention in this project is to ensure all 535 member of Congress have the knowledge they need for a potential impeachment, and to illuminate how important the issue of impeachment is to their constituents.
A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment is a straightforward and non-partisan guide meant to teach the average person exactly what impeachment is, including the precise rules of the process and their application throughout the history of the United States. Writing in clear, accessible terms, Barbara Radnofsky intends to help citizens understand what constitutes an impeachable offense as well as the process of removing someone from office.
Barbara Radnofsky was the first woman in Texas history to run as the Democratic nominee for the US Senate in 2006, and the first to run as the Democratic nominee for Texas attorney general in 2010. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Houston, where she enrolled at age sixteen, and the University of Texas School of Law, Radnofsky has practiced law for nearly four decades in Houston, Texas.
“This Citizen’s Guide arms any reader with knowledge of what the Founding Fathers intended the grounds for impeachment to be. It offers lessons for both drafting and challenging impeachment articles. Every US citizen—including members of Congress—should know the basic law of impeachment,” says Radnofsky.
Dennis Johnson, co-founder of Melville House says, “Impeachment is a mystery to the average citizen, and even to the average member of Congress. Ask your average member of Congress what constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors, and if they have an answer, it will be a different one from the next person you ask. The purpose of this initiative, and this book, is to show everybody the actual definition of impeachment as set down by the Founding Fathers, and ask whether it applies to anything that is going on now.”
Melville House is an independent book publisher based in Brooklyn, New York known for publishing non-fiction, literary fiction, and poetry. Recent releases include the New York Times bestseller The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston, New York Times bestseller The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer, national bestseller The Destruction of Hillary Clinton by Susan Bordo, national bestseller Antifa: The Anti-fascist Handbook by Mark Bray, and The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard.
Contact: Stephanie DeLuca; stephanie [at] mhpbooks [dot] com; 718-722-9204.
Stephanie DeLuca is the director of publicity at Melville House.