Daily Call To Action: April 17th, 2017

The Call – #ConflictsOfInterest (S.65/H.R.371)

Urge your senators to support The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. The legislation is currently under consideration in both the House (H.R.371) and the Senate (S.65) and would require the President to divulge his tax returns and divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. Unlike all previous presidents, President Trump has declined to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. Instead, he created a revocable trust in favor of his sons to run his business, an arrangement deemed inadequate by ethics experts, which has since been further weakened by a provision to permit to Trump to take out funds at will and an agreement to provide regular financial reports to Trump. The Atlantic keeps a running tally of Trump’s numerous and mounting conflicts of interest. A lawsuit working its way through the courts alleges Trump Organization business with foreign governments at hotels and other properties violates the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. One of many recent examples is a decision by the government-controlled Turkish Business Council to hold a major conference at Trump’s DC hotel. The April 15th Tax Marches in 200 cities attest to voters’ continuing concern about Trump’s conflicts and potential corruption. America deserves to know if the President is a crook.

Your Action

Call your members of Congress to urge them to support The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 (S.65/H.R.371).

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Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].

I’m calling because I want [Sen/Rep____] to support (S.65/H.R.371), which would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. I’m very concerned about the appearance of corruption and think this legislation would go a long way to solving the problem.

I appreciate your time!

Enter Your Address for Congressional Contact Info

ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500