US Tax Day Protests to Demand Trump's Returns

13:22  14 april  2017
13:22  14 april  2017 Source:   NBC News

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Large protests are expected Saturday across the country pegged to Tax Day and with the goal of pressuring President Donald Trump to release his tax returns . Rallies to demand Trump ' s taxes Sat. 09:05.

They were demanding that President Trump release his tax returns . Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. Another protest , called the March for Science, will be held next weekend. The tax protests unfolded a day after the White House announced that it would end the practice of releasing White

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Large protests are expected Saturday across the country pegged to Tax Day to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

This year's Tax Day Marches on Saturday, planned in dozens of cities across the county, are expected to be the biggest political mass mobilization since January's Women's March, which some believe was the largest mass political mobilization ever recorded.

Organizers hope to call attention to the fact that Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon to refuse to release his tax returns, and to prepare for a fight on tax policy.

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Hundreds of protesters streamed onto the Capitol lawn Saturday carrying signs demanding that President Trump release his tax returns in one of 21 Women' s March that drew millions and helped spawn the Tax Day protest . Others carried plastic chickens and a few wore Russian-themed hats.

Vicki Moffatt, from Arlington, Va., center, takes part in the Tax Day protest in Washington calling for President Trump to release his tax records.Activists in cities across the Demonstrators participate in a march and rally to demand President Trump release his tax returns on April 15, 2017 in New York.

"We need to see Trump's tax returns as a matter of transparency. If we're going into a tax reform debate, we need know if what Trump wants to do is going to benefit himself, since he tends to do things that help him and not necessarily others," said Wes Shockley, one of the organizers of the New York City march.

And with a big fight on tax reform looming in Washington, progressives are hoping the demonstrations will start to energize grassroots activists about taxes, which is typically seen as GOP turf.

April 15 marked the kickoff of the Tea Party movement in 2009, which sprung up as a reaction to the presidency of Barack Obama. But activists note the anti-Trump "resistance" movement has already been underway for several months.

Saturday's rallies — sponsored by a large coalition of mostly left-leaning groups — is unlikely surpass that magnitude, but cities from Denver to Washington, DC are nonetheless expecting tens of thousands.

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President Trump will face his share of protests this month. On April 29, the 100th day of his Administration, environmentalists will take to the streets for the People’s Climate March. Now she hopes to see similar momentum to demand Trump ’ s tax returns .

WATCH Protesters rally around the country demanding to see President Trump ' s tax returns . Protesters hold up signs during a Tax Day Protest March outside Bryant Park in New York, April 15, 2017.

Trump has said in the past that he can't release his returns because he is being audited by the IRS.

Experts say an audit would not prevent Trump from making his returns public. And a Pew survey from January found almost two-thirds of Americans think Trump has an obligation to release his tax return.

In spoiling for a fight on taxes, progressives are stepping onto turf that has often favored Republicans. Cutting taxes has long been a top priority for the conservative base, while GOP candidates have for decades found success in attacking Democrats for wanting to raise taxes.

But Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to take up a major code overhaul soon, and activists are hoping to have as much influence on that debate as they did on the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

"It has sort of been a Republican issue, but people are starting to make the connection about why we pay taxes and what that money pays for," said Shockley.

Nationwide marches set to protest Trump tax returns

  Nationwide marches set to protest Trump tax returns Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend rallies on Saturday that are aimed at pressuring President Trump to release his tax returns. The events, which will be held as the tax-filing deadline approaches, are one of a number of protests that have sprung up since Trump's election, including the women's march held the day after the inauguration.The marches come eight years after Tea Party rallies on President Obama's first Tax Day in office.Trump's tax returns are a long-running controversy from his presidential campaign.

Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists plan to ring in Tax Day with nationwide protests this weekend meant to pressure President Trump Asked her thoughts on an online petition demanding Trump release his tax returns , Conway replied that the White House would not release his tax

Large protests are expected Saturday across the country pegged to Tax Day to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns .

With united Republican control of government, Democrats are worried Republicans will cut taxes on the wealthy and corporations and financially suffocate government programs they support.

"Progressives support an amply funded government sector, which means we must pay a lot of attention to tax policy," said Jared Bernstein, a former top economic adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Elizabeth Williams, one of the people behind a Tax Day March in Minnesota's Twin Cities, said organizers have tried to make the march as bipartisan as possible, with a message that she hopes can appeal to anyone.

"It's about financial transparency in political campaigns and also about a fair tax system that works for everyone," she said.

This year, taxes are actually due on Tuesday, April 18 because April 15 falls on a weekend and Monday is a federal holiday.

Trump stays mum on tax returns despite mounting pressure for their release .
Mr. Trump refuses to release his tax returns, citing an ongoing audit, but the IRS has said this doesn't bar any taxpayer from releasing returns . At a rally in Wisconsin Tuesday, Mr. Trump said his administration was on its way to fulfilling his campaign promise of overhauling the federal tax code.“We’re in very good shape on tax reform,” Mr. Trump said.Watch: Sen. Schumer: Tax reform harder if Trump won't release returns“I think you’ll see we’ll have an amazing code,” Mr. Trump said on the campaign trail. “It will be simple, it will be easy, it will be fair.”But Democrats say they won’t work with Mr.

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