This is the message we'll send to the New York Bar Association:
Rudy Giuliani Should Be Disbarred
It’s time for the New York Bar Association to disbar Rudy Giuliani. In the past few weeks, the American public has discovered that in order to help Donald Trump’s re-election bid, Giuliani pushed the Ukrainian government to investigate Vice-President Joe Biden and intervene in the 2020 presidential election. And just yesterday, two of his associates were arrested for violating campaign finance laws for trying to fund Ukraine’s involvement in our elections.
Tell the New York Bar Association to disbar Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani made a name for himself by authoring explicit anti-Black policies such as “broken windows,” so it’s no surprise he was one of Trump’s first surrogates. As mayor of New York, he fostered an environment of terror for Black people by allowing open policing and permitting worst-case scenarios as with Amadou Diallo and Patrick Dorismond. At the height of Black Lives Matter, he stated Black people “need to respect the police” and called our children dangerous. And now he’s directly complicit in election tampering.
It’s been proven that other countries use social media to target Black voter participation by creating distrust and misinformation campaigns. Russian trolls used Facebook to try to persuade Black people not to vote, thus illustrating the need to dismantle long-standing barriers to protect the right to vote. Encouraging election meddling from another country, as well as the advisement of how to, not only violates federal and state laws, but harms our communities. And while sitting presidents can’t be indicted for crimes, the attorneys who aid and assist their crimes can.
The New York Bar Association needs to disbar Rudy Giuliani.
Rudy Giuliani simply wants Trump to remain President so he can continue his reign of hurting Black communities. Having advised Trump as president, a private individual, and a government actor he has mingled his role and should lose his license to practice law. In his repeated media appearances, he blatantly lied, misled, and disparaged Congressional or legal investigations. Rudy Giuliani in his representation of the Trump administration is a walking violation of the professional rule of conduct and has failed his fitness as a lawyer.
Grounds for disciplinary action have been laid and should lead to disbarment. Join us in support the disbarment of Rudy Giuliani.
Here is the Petition:
The New York State Bar Association has a duty to remove and invalidate any person holding a license to practice law who do not uphold the values, principles, and integrity of justice and fitness of character. It is time Rudy Giuliani is no longer advising Trump in either a personal or state capacity. We call on you to make the right decision and show real leadership by disbarring Rudy Giuliani immediately. Black communities continue to be attacked, profiled, and criminalized under by Giuliani as he has supported, advised, and enabled misuse of power long enough.