Take Action: April 27, 2017 Tax truth and transparency
We are still waiting for truth and transparency regarding Trump’s conflicts of interest. Here are some things we can do:
Call your three members of Congress and ask them to insist on disclosure of President Trump’s tax returns before any tax reform is passed.
POSSIBLE SCRIPT: Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I’m calling to ask [Rep/Sen____] to require disclosure of President Trump’s tax returns before any tax reform is passed. We have a right to know how the President’s tax reform proposals would affect his businesses and him personally. [OPTIONAL] Under a more transparent administration, I wouldn’t bother calling about this. But given the President’s conflicts with Mar-A-Lago, his unwillingness to divest from his business & nepotistic hires of Ivanka & Jared, I feel we need to consider his motives in approaching tax reform. Thanks for taking my call!
NY mayor, Bill de Blasio, tweeted his own taxes to show 45 how it’s done. You can thank him: Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Hall, New York, NY 10007
The House Presidential Tax Transparency Act is stuck in committee. A discharge motion has been filed, which requires 218 signatures to get the legislation out of committee. As of Wednesday, April 26th, the motion had 186 signatures. You can check here to see if your rep has signed yet, and if not, make contact and request that they do.