Saturday, April 15, 2017

Coast-to-Coast Protests Dare Trump to Release Taxes

From the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to Fairbanks, Alaska, to the Mar-a-Lago Resortin West Palm Beach, Florida, Americans are taking to the streets on Saturday to send a clear message to President Donald Trump: "Release your tax returns."

As residents prepare to submit their own yearly tax forms, the president continues to evade scrutiny by keeping his own returns hidden from view—breaking generations of precedent and prompting many to wonder what the financial disclosures might reveal.

"Without seeing his tax returns, we have no idea what he's hiding—shady business deals? Financial ties to foreign countries? Conflicts of interest?—or who his policies are really benefitting," state the organizers, who include alumni of the Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund, the Indivisible movement, and the Working Families Party, among other progressive organizations.

With more than 400 marches planned across the nation, the mass action will be hard to ignore and should throw cold water on the White House's claim that people "don't care" about his taxes.

In the nation's capital, demonstrators will rally on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol beginning at noon and will then march to the Lincoln Memorial. Watch the Washington, D.C. rally here.  Read full story here 

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