MONDAY 4/10/2017

Even though Congress in on recess, it doesn't mean they are not suppose to be working. They should be in their local offices meeting with constituents. We can easily fill up their voice mails in Washington and might be lucky enough to catch them in their local offices. Let's keep making calls! Demand that your contact information is recorded and that you want a reply.

THE PRESIDENTIAL TAX TRANSPARENCY ACT
This simple bill would require President Trump and future major party presidential nominees to release the three most recent years of their tax returns, with only minor redactions for privacy. If they refuse, the Treasury would provide the returns to the Office of Government Ethics or Federal Election Commission.
Demand that your three MoCs defend our democracy by co-sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which would require Donald Trump to make his tax returns public.

SCRIPT FOR SENATORS:
As you know, every single president since Jimmy Carter, including Republicans, has released his tax returns. Doing so has become an important practice of transparency, showing the American public that a president does not have conflicts of interest. Donald Trump refuses to release his tax forms. This concerns me, as we all know he has financial interests here in the U.S. and in several other countries. Does Senator ________ believe, as I do, that Trump should release his tax returns to ensure he acts in the best interest of the American people, and not his own self-interest? Congress has the authority to obtain his tax returns, and I think it should. This isn’t about politics; it’s about public trust—and I want to be able to trust my president. Will Senator __________ co-sponsor S.27, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act? Please take down my contact information so Senator _________ can get back to me on this issue. Thank you.

Senator Richard Burr
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154
Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125

Senator Thom Tillis
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342
High Point: (336) 885-0685

SCRIPT FOR REPRESENTATIVES:
As you know, every single president since Jimmy Carter, including Republicans, has released his tax returns. Doing so has become an important practice of transparency, showing the American public that a president does not have conflicts of interest. Donald Trump refuses to release his tax forms. This concerns me, as we all know he has financial interests here in the U.S. and in several other countries. Does Representative ________ believe, as I do, that Trump should release his tax returns to ensure he acts in the best interest of the American people, and not his own self-interest? Congress has the authority to obtain his tax returns, and I think it should. This isn’t about politics; it’s about public trust—and I want to be able to trust my president. Will Representative __________ co-sponsor H.R. 305, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which is a bipartisan bill? Please take down my contact information so Representative _________ can get back to me on this issue. Thank you.

HOUSE:
Rep. Virginia Foxx
Clemmons, NC (336) 778-0211
Washington, DC (202) 225-2071

Rep. Ted Budd
Advance, NC (336) 998-1313
Washington, DC (202-225-4531

Rep. Mark Walker
Greensboro, NC (336) 333-5005
Washington, DC (202) 225-3065