FRIDAY 4/14/17

FEDERAL:
Trump’s Tax Returns
As the vast majority of us prepare to file taxes today, we may begrudge the burden, but we understand that paying into the collective treasury is the most efficient way to ensure that the basic functions of government run smoothly. For decades, presidential candidates have made years worth of individual returns available to the public. Important questions surrounding potential conflicts of interest can be discussed, but the gesture is mostly symbolic. While candidates usually come from a wealthier stratum of society than most of their voters, openness says to the electorate that the candidate is one of us, a hard working, taxpaying American with nothing to hide. So it came as quite a shock when Donald Trump refused to release his returns, using the flimsy excuse that he was being audited. Considering the wave of ethical and financial conflicts engulfing this administration, not to mention the ongoing investigation into Russia ties, it is past time for Trump to release those returns. Senate bill S. 26 calls for Presidents and most candidates for the office to release three years of their latest returns. Full text of S. 26 here:https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/26

SCRIPT:
Hi, I am a constituent calling from __________ and I calling Rep./Sen ______ to support the passage of legislation that would mandate that all Presidents and major candidates release their tax returns to the public. It is crucial that we be aware of any potential conflicts of interest to the highest office in the land. Thanks for recording my call.

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

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

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STATE:
SB 587, the T.R.U.M.P. Act
Continuing the theme of our federal action, we have a call to support a similar action before the state house. This bill would mandate that presidential candidates release tax returns before their names could appear on ballots in the state. 
Full text here:
http://www.ncleg.net/Appl…/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx…

Background here:
http://www.newsobserver.com/…/state-p…/article142489584.html

SCRIPT:
Hi, I am a constituent calling from _________ to urge Sen./Rep. ________ to support passage of HB 587, a bill that would mandate that all Presidents and major candidates release their tax returns to the public before their names could appear on the ballot in North Carolina. It is crucial that we be aware of any potential conflicts of interest to the highest office in the land. Thanks for recording my call.

NC Senate
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gas…/members/memberListNoPic.pl…

NC House
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gas…/members/memberListNoPic.pl…

Find Your Rep:
http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx

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