SolSun Call for Action for April 17th

***SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS DAILY ACTIONS***
Mon April 17, 2017

SolSun news! Many of you will recall that we (SolSun founders + advisory committee members + several California hosts) were invited to meet with Sen. Dianne Feinstein last month, but that the visit was cancelled. She is back home during Congressional recess, and has reached out to reschedule the meeting. A group of us (same group that was invited last time, and who prepped and planned to attend) will meet with her for one hour tomorrow (Tues) at 10am. We will share a post-meeting update tomorrow! Last time we crowd-sourced questions from you—the vast majority of them are still relevant (pretty much everything, except for resisting Gorsuch, though SCOTUS questions are certainly still relevant!). We will be reiterating many of them, and thank you once again for your input!

She's holding a townhall today (her first since the election) and I need to head into SF to attend, so today's actions are borrowed from some of our fave #Resistance folks:

1. [from Susan Goodrich Rogan's Rogan's List] NO ONE PAID ME TO GO TO THE TAX MARCH!

On Easter morning, Trump tweeted about the paid protesters at the small #TaxMarch rallies. http://www.nbcnews.com/…/trump-calls-investigation-tax-day-… Let’s remind him that we DO care about his taxes and that NONE of us were paid:

#ACTION: Go here and share your Tax March story https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Call the White House: 202-456-1111

2. [from 5calls.org] DEMAND THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT RELEASE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS

Section 6103, a tax law statute from 1924, gives three congressional committees (Senate Finance, Joint Committee on Taxation, and House Ways and Means) broad discretion to request tax returns from individuals for examination. This law was used in 1974 to obtain President Nixon’s tax returns and again in 2014 to investigate the IRS’s handling of non-profits.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) of the House Ways and Means Committee and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) on the Senate Finance Committee, both introduced Resolutions of Inquiry in their respective committees that would direct the Treasury Department to release Trump's tax returns. However, both resolutions were struck down by the GOP majorities. The chairmen of both committees (Orrin Hatch and Kevin Brady) stated in a joint letter, "The American people have made it clear that they want Washington to fix our broken tax code — not to target the tax returns of individual citizens." However the massive countrywide attendance of the April 15th Tax March proves their statement wrong.

Acquiring Trump’s taxes is crucial to understanding his financial conflicts of interest and entanglements with Russia. The GOP is practicing partisan politics over the interests of the American people by refusing to invoke tax law statue and release critical information to their constituents.

#ACTION Call your Senators!

"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].
I'm calling to express my support for a new Resolution of Inquiry calling for the release of Trump's tax returns. The recent Tax Marches across the country proved the American public wants to know the financial ties the President has to businesses and foreign entities. Thank you for your time and attention."

3. [from Wall-of-Us] EXPOSE THE HYPOCRISY OF BOMBING AND BANNING SYRIANS

Really great set of actions and resources here: https://www.wall-of-us.org/…/action-1-expose-the-hypocrisy-…

4. Finally: This is the last week of the April Congressional recess! Find one near you and GO!: https://www.resistancenearme.org/