For the people to hold elected leaders accountable, we must have transparency about not only their actions, but their financial interests. On Saturday, April 15th, Common Cause will join thousands of Americans across the country to demand that President Trump release his tax returns.
March with us in Denver on Saturday, April 15th.
Unlike other federal government officials and employees—and most state and local government officials—the President and Vice President are not subject to conflicts of interest laws. This makes it even more important that President Trump disclose his tax returns, as all presidents have done since President Ford. President Trump’s refusal to do so deprives the American people of information that would enable better monitoring of potential conflicts of interest.
Transparency is not a partisan issue. That’s why every major-party presidential candidate has released his or her tax returns to the public over the past fifty years (until now).
We first demanded that Mr. Trump release his tax returns in May 2016. And on April 15th, we will take to the streets to demand that he stop hiding and stand accountable to the public that he serves.
The time to act is now. March with Colorado Common Cause in Denver on April 15th.