Decision Maker Response
Brad Hoylman’s response
Jan 6, 2017 — For nearly a half century, presidential candidates routinely released their federal income tax returns, until the candidacy of Donald Trump. States across the nation must pass legislation to correct this.
Tax returns give the American people important information about a presidential candidate’s financial standing and expose potential conflicts of interest.
This is crucial because presidential candidates are largely exempt from conflicts of interest laws, unlike Members of Congress and other federal officials.
States must pass legislation to ensure that Donald Trump and all future presidential and vice presidential candidates release at least five years of federal income tax returns to qualify for the ballot.
If we do nothing, presidential candidates like Donald Trump will continue to withhold this vital information from the American people.
Just one state passing such a law will have major ramifications for the entire nation and help restore an important political standard for our presidential candidates.
If you agree, sign up to be a citizen cosponsor of the Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public (T.R.U.M.P.) Act, which will require presidential and vice presidential candidates release their tax returns:
The fight is too important to quit now. Thank you for signing this petition and taking action to restore transparency and end potential conflicts of interest for the highest offices in the land -- the President and Vice President of the United States.
New York State Senator
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