The Tax March is an international movement of people coming together to demand transparency and financial disclosure by President Trump. Every march and marcher has their own specific reasons and set of principles which have led them to believe this transparency is necessary.
Salt Lake City March Principles
Why We March
President Trump is the first president or major-party presidential candidate in four decades to refuse to release his tax returns to the public. We march to demand that the president release his returns, as he has repeatedly promised, but failed, to do. We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have. Because we need to know if the president is personally profiting from the policies he is proposing. And, because we want to know if he has contributed his fair share of taxes.
We march because we will not stand by while our country is governed by special interests, not the best interests of the American people as a whole.
Our Shared Demand
President Trump Must Release His Full Tax Returns
We believe that public servants must be accountable to the people who elect them. The public has a right to understand the financial relationships and potential conflicts of interest of their elected leaders. Therefore, President Trump must immediately release his full tax returns, as all presidents and major-party presidential candidates have done for the last 40 years.
Congress should enact legislation requiring this president and future presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.
Our Unity Principles
We Believe an Open Government must function in an accountable and ethical manner for the public to have faith in our elected officials. We need transparency and strong safeguards against corruption to ensure that the president, administration officials, and Congress are free from wrongdoing and conflicts of interest.
Officials should not use their offices to benefit monetarily nor engage in hidden entanglements with foreign governments -- from debts to investments --- which could pose risks to public safety or the public interest.