Call for Action, Transparency

Call For Action: Call On Rep. Faso To Support H.R. 305 – Presidential Tax Transparency Act

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Backgrounder

In a January 2017 ABC/Washington Post poll, 74% of Americans said that President Trump should release his tax returns—including nearly 50 percent of his own supporters. 40% of those polled say they care “a lot” about the release of these tax returns.

House Democrats have supported various measures call for Trump to release his tax returns — so far none have passed. House Minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi urges support for H.R. 305, authored by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.). This resolution forces presidents to disclose their three most recent years of tax returns to the Office of Government Ethics. It also asks major party presidential nominees to provide the same number of returns to the Federal Election Commission. In the event that presidents or nominees refused to comply, the Treasury Department is required to make public redacted (no account numbers, etc.) copies of the tax returns. Two Republicans are co-sponsors for H.R. 305, making it, by current GOP standards, a ‘bi-partisan’ effort.

Sample Call Script

Hello! I am [name] from [town, zipcode] and I am calling to ask Rep. Faso to support H.R. 305, which requires the release of three year’s of presidents and major party candidates’ tax return. This resolution is bi-partisan and has both Democratic and Republican support. I believe that all presidents and presidential candidates should be required by law to release their tax returns so that the public can know about potential conflicts of interest. All other presidential candidates in recent history have released their returns; since Trump has not done so voluntarily, it is now important that we require him and all others in the future to do this.

By not releasing his tax returns, Donald Trump broke a promise he made to the American people. He is keeping all of us in the dark about his ongoing business relationships. And now, more than ever, he needs to clear the air about any business dealings he may have had, or currently has, with Russia.

What is Rep. Faso’s position on H.R. 305?

If Opposes or No Position

This issue is more important now than ever! Every voter deserves to have confidence that the President is working to promote American interests. By not releasing this information, President Trump undermines that confidence. Does Rep. Faso think it’s okay for Trump to use the presidency for his own personal enrichment? Or for a President to have conflicts of interest in Russia? The President promised to make this disclosure. Every other candidate for President in recent history has done so. Isn’t it easier for everyone if this issue is finally resolved?

If Yes

Great! This is a very important issue for our country and its future. I ask that Rep. Faso speak out publicly in support of H.R. 305.

Phone Numbers for Congressman Faso are here.

Sample Tweet to Rep. Faso

74% of US voters, incl 50% of Rs, want to see DJT’s tax return @RepFaso vote yes on HR 305 req. presidents & nominees to show 3 yrs taxes

Sample FB Post to Rep. Faso

I ask Rep. Faso to support H.R. 305, which requires the release of three year’s of presidents and major party candidate tax return. This resolution is bi-partisan and has both Democratic and Republican support. I believe that all presidents and presidential candidates should be required by law to release their tax returns so that the public can know about potential conflicts of interest. All other presidential candidates in recent history have released their returns; since Trump has not done so voluntarily, it is now important that we require him and all others in the future to do this.

By not releasing his tax returns, Donald Trump is breaking a promise he made to the American people. He is keeping all of us in the dark about his ongoing business relationships. And now, more than ever, he needs to clear the air about any business dealings he may have had, or currently has, with Russia.

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