Do you remember when Trump promised to release his tax returns during his campaigns? You might also remember that after he was elected, President Trump's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, shared that Trump didn't plan to release his tax returns after all. The explanation? No one really cares about Donald Trump's tax returns.
As it turns out, that isn't quite true. There are a lot of people who want to know about Trump's tax returns. His decision to keep his financials under lock and key is an unpopular one and 74 percent of Americans polled in a Washington Post-ABC poll in mid-January expressed that they want him to release his returns.
Of course, it doesn't really seem as though Trump or his advisors plan to take this into consideration. So, on April 15th, a group of dissatisfied Americans plan to make their voice heard on the matter. Trump's Tax March will take place in D.C., along with a handful of smaller marches in other U.S. cities.
The main message behind the march is simple
"The President is accountable to the American people, and we're going to hold him accountable — and yes, we care," says the official website of the Tax March.
Let's break it down a little further. What are the big concerns about a president who doesn't want to be transparent about his finances? Plain and simple, a lack of transparency suggests that Trump may not be telling the truth about how he manages his money. This could have a few implications. He may not have the wealth or stability he claims. Or, he may not be paying a whole lot of taxes, especially if he is using illegal tax shelters. Another possibility: He may not be as charitable as he suggests. And finally, his tax returns may be proof of inappropriate relationships with foreign governments.
The organizers of the Tax Day March believe that, if any of these accusations are true, these are things that need to be known about an acting president. At their best, his tax returns could confirm Trump is as dishonest as many suspect him to be. At their worst, they may confirm that his business entanglements could keep him from making choices that are in the best interest of the American people.
If you are among the 74 percent of Americans who are sure that financial dishonesty isn't a great characteristic for a president, you can join in on the march.
Your first option is to book a plane ticket, rent a hotel room, and sign up for the march in D.C.. All of the information you need to RSVP can be found online. Signing up is as simple as providing your zip code and your email so you can receive updates on the details of the march.
Of course, as a website devoted to helping you spend your money wisely, we would be remiss if we didn't share a more affordable option with you. If spending the money on a weekend in D.C. isn't in the budget these days, there are also several marches happening around the United States. To see if there is a march happening within driving distance and to sign up, check out the database of smaller Tax Day marches. Once you have signed up, don't forget to spread the word using the #taxmarch hashtag.