Friday, April 14, 2017

ACTION: Call to Release Trump's Tax Returns

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION** 
Friday, April 14, 2017
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RELEASE TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS
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#TaxMarch
Every President since Carter has released their tax returns as a demonstration of openness, transparency and accountability. However, President Trump has repeatedly refused to release his tax returns. Given the global reach of Trump’s business dealings, it is critical to know whether foreign governments or businesses have leverage over him. The integrity of American democracy is at stake. 
- Congress has the power to get Trump’s tax returns, but so far has failed to act. This is unacceptable. 
http://bit.ly/2mDjafx
- A few members of the Oregon congressional delegation have responded to this unprecedented breach of public trust by co-sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, HR 305 (http://bit.ly/2pzWkGr) and S 26 (http://bit.ly/2oxbEpu). These bills would require President Trump and future major party presidential nominees to release the three most recent years of their tax returns. If they refuse, the Treasury would provide the returns to the Office of Government Ethics or Federal Election Commission.
(Tax March is TOMORROW! Join other Indivisible Oregonians in downtown Portland to march together. We’re meeting at 121 SW Salmon at 12:30; the march starts at 1pm. )
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPTS: 
SENATOR WYDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator Wyden for leading the way on this issue by sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, S 26. I applaud his efforts for speaking at the Washington Tax March and I hope he will continue to get as much media coverage as possible. Oregonians will support his efforts by marching here.” 
SENATOR MERKLEY
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank the Senator for co-sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, S 26. On Saturday Americans around the country will be marching to demand Trump’s tax returns. I hope Senator Merkley will use this opportunity to amplify the message about Trump’s tax returns.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE**
Find yours: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
SAMPLE SCRIPTS: 
REP BLUMENAUER
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Representative Blumenauer for co-sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act H.R 305. On Saturday Americans around the country will be marching to demand Trump’s tax returns. I hope the Rep will use this opportunity to amplify the message about Trump’s tax returns.”
REPS BONAMICI, DEFAZIO, SCHRADER & WALDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want transparency in government. All Presidents and presidential candidates should be required to release their tax returns for Americans to understand any potential influence from foreign governments or business interests. This is especially true for Trump because of his vast business holdings around the world. I would like to see Rep [- -] support the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, HR 305. On Saturday Oregonians and people from around the country will march to demand Trump’s tax returns and I hope Rep [- -] will use this opportunity to be vocal about this issue.”
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**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS**
Call, text, and email your friends and family in red districts to do the same. Share or
copy /paste this action!
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855
OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC: (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend: (541) 389-4408
LaGrande: (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811
OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC: (202) 225-6416
Eugene: (541) 465-6732
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523
Coos Bay: (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711
Salem: (503) 588-9100
Oregon City: (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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