DEMAND FULL TRANSPARENCY AND RELEASE OF TRUMP’S TAXES


#ReleaseTheReturns

While all of us were rightly focused on DACA, hurricanes and wildfires, the GOP again blocked obtaining Trump’s tax returns. They refuse to provide presidential oversight.

We must hold Trump and Congress accountable!

Trump’s failure to observe conflict of interest norms prevents us from knowing when he profits from the presidency.
• Federal, state, and foreign government payments for stays at Trump’s resorts flow undisclosed directly to him in violation of constitutional constraints. http://theatln.tc/2fqBdXk
• Wealthy individuals and lobbyists pay for access to Trump by joining his clubs. https://usat.ly/2eJEVeS

Trump has no intention of being transparent, having broken promises to:
• Release his tax returns http://bit.ly/2nEO9rz
Donate profits from foreign governments http://nym.ag/2xYOb2o
• Ensure that “no new foreign deals will be made” http://theatln.tc/2fqBdXk
Terminate “all pending deals” http://theatln.tc/2fqBdXk
• Substantively separate himself from his businesses http://theatln.tc/2fqBdXk

Congress must exercise its power to obtain Trump’s tax returns (http://wapo.st/2xTJFCp) and pass the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act (S. 65/H.R. 371), requiring presidents to release their tax returns and divest from potential conflicts of interest  http://bit.ly/2wZwmCB,
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/371

Trump is flouting the constitution with his lack of ethics.  

We need transparency.

The first step is seeing Trump’s tax returns.

Congress MUST ACT NOW!


**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senator Merkley:

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED by Trump’s failure to divest himself from the Trump Organization and his refusal to release his taxes. I thank Senator Merkley for supporting the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act. However, this is not enough. I’m asking him to loudly and publicly refuse to consider any tax reform until Trump has released his taxes. Americans have a right to know how Trump’s tax plan will impact his personal fortune.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senator Wyden
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED by Trump’s failure to divest himself from the Trump Organization and his refusal to release his taxes. I thank Senator Wyden for his past support for the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act and all the actions he has taken to try to get Trump’s taxes released. It’s time to raise this issue again, now that Congress is considering tax reform. I’m asking the Senator to loudly and publicly refuse to consider any tax reform until Trump has released his taxes. Americans have a right to know how Trump’s tax plan will impact his personal fortune.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED by Trump’s failure to divest himself from the Trump Organization and his refusal to release his taxes. To ensure that all of Trump’s decisions are not tainted by personal conflicts of interest, I urge the Congressman to support the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act. I’m asking the Congressman to loudly and publicly refuse to consider any tax reform until Trump has released his taxes. Americans have a right to know how Trump’s tax plan will impact his personal fortune.”


**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY** 
Share this post with friends and family. Help them their Members of Congress, and have them demand that the release of Trump’s taxes must be a prerequisite for any consideration of tax reform.


SENATOR MERKLEY 
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

SENATOR WYDEN 
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

CONGRESSMAN WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
https://walden.house.gov/contact-greg/email-me

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/abe002e2-94ca-11e7-8754-d4…

Despite its pledge to avoid new foreign deals, the Trump Organization is moving forward with expansion plans in the United Arab Emirates.
THEATLANTIC.COM