What We’re Fighting For

Americans deserve elected officials who put their constituents first, but we have seen Trump advance his own financial interests at the expense of the American people again and again. It’s up to all of us to stand up to the endemic corruption in the Trump White House, which is why we’re fighting for transparency about Trump’s financial entanglements and his profiting from the presidency. 

We’re demanding Congress use every tool at their disposal to provide Americans with the transparency they deserve. Trump has repeatedly failed to comply with lawful requests for financial details about his business and personal holdings — what’s he hiding? 

Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns

Stand Up America has helped lead the charge in the fight for Trump’s tax returns since day one, from mobilizing nationwide for the Tax March to contacting our representatives to demand action. After our community made over 10,000 phone calls to Congress, the House Ways and Means Committee finally sued the Trump administration for failing to comply with a subpoena for Trump’s tax returns. Earlier this year, we were the loudest grassroots community in New York supporting legislation that makes Trump’s state taxes available to Congress. We are demanding that Chairman Neal use this new law to obtain Trump’s New York State taxes to provide the American people the transparency they deserve. Read more about the presidential tax tradition and our fight to obtain Trump’s tax returns:

Investigating Trump’s Profiting From the Presidency

No one should be allowed to profit from the presidency — but that’s exactly what Trump is doing. Instead of divesting his business holdings, he has retained control of his family company and profited from  foreign and domestic government spending at his properties. At least 22 foreign powers have spent money at Trump-owned properties to curry favor with the administration. 

And it’s not just foreign governments — in the U.S., millions in taxpayer dollars and political money has poured into Trump businesses from state governments, government agencies, and political campaigns as a result of Trump’s  frequent trips to his own properties. Not only does this funnel American taxpayer dollars straight into Trump’s pocket, but it has encouraged influence-buying and profiteering as wealthy individuals rush to spend time and money at his properties.

In response, multiple lawsuits have been brought against Trump for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars presidents from receiving gifts or bribes from foreign governments. We need House Democrats to keep up the pressure by continuing to investigate Trump’s shady foreign entanglements and potential misuse of Americans’ tax dollars:

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Strengthening Our Democracy

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Trump broke the law. Mueller’s investigation found 140+ ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government and at least 10 episodes of obstruction of justice, from trying to stop the investigation by firing FBI Director Comey to ordering his aides to lie about his attempts to fire Mueller. Mueller left it up to Congress to hold Trump accountable. It’s time for Congress to stand up for our democracy by opening an impeachment inquiry.