The 100-Day Tax Strike was created in response to the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress' refusal to acknowledge massive First Amendment expressions of dissent (marches, petitions, phone calls, and town halls) by millions of Americans during its first 100 days in office.
While there are many issues the strike could address, we have chosen to focus on two:
- Compelling President Donald J. Trump to release his last seven years of taxes;
- Compelling President Donald J. Trump to separate himself from conflicts of interests that compromise transparent governance in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause;
Click here for a list of Donald J. Trump and his family's potential conflicts of interest.
To achieve these goals, we pledge to withhold $100 of our federal tax payment for 100 days, or donate up to $100 of our federal tax refund to a designated charity, as a form of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Additional actions the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress have taken within its first 100 days with which we disagree include:
ignoring the interests of nearly 170 million Americans, the majority of eligible voters who did not vote for Donald J. Trump, by refusing to govern in a bipartisan manner;
undermining our democratic institutions, most notably the courts and free press;
promoting fear and hatred toward our fellow citizens based on religion, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation;
removing protections of air, water, land, and wildlife, further damaging our planet;
failing to investigate foreign intervention in our electoral system.