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Require the President and Presidential Nominees to Disclose their Tax Returns (v. 4)

June 16, 2017

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 305, the
Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which requires presidents and presidential nominees of major parties to publicly disclose their previous three years of federal tax returns with the Office of
Government Ethics or the Federal Election Commission.
Those who seek or hold the highest office in the land should be open and transparent with the American people about their tax returns. Tax returns contain vital information, such as were any taxes paid, were any charitable contributions made, were tax loopholes
taken advantage of, and are any assets kept offshore, and what debts are owed, and to whom.
For decades, Presidents and candidates have disclosed their tax returns voluntarily but this bipartisan practice has never been required by law. The
Presidential Tax Transparency Act writes this important disclosure tradition into law by requiring sitting presidents to file their tax returns annually, and by requiring nominees to disclose their
returns within 15 days of receiving their party’s nomination.
For more information or to add your name as a cosponsor, please contact Paul Beck of my staff at 225-8104.
Sincerely,
Anna G. Eshoo

Constitutional Amendment to Restore Confidence in Democracy

June 14, 2017

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ill-considered opinion in Citizens United, as well as other precedents which have made it impossible to regulate billions in campaign spending. I do
not recommend this step lightly, but the Court’s decisions pose such a threat to the health of our democracy that we must act. 

Become a Cosponsor of the Automatic Voter Registration Act, H.R. 2840

June 14, 2017

In our nation, nothing is more essential than the right to vote.  It is indeed, the very basic tenet of self-government. Yet, in 2016, at least 32.6 million eligible Americans were not registered to vote, and thus unable to cast a ballot. 

Cosponsor the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017

June 13, 2017

The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy.  Instead of working to ensure that every eligible citizen can easily cast a ballot, Republicans have been focusing their efforts on erecting barriers to voting through a systematic voter suppression campaign. 
In the past year, we have seen the following:

Cosponsor the Automatic Voter Registration Act (v. 2)

June 13, 2017

In our nation, nothing is more essential than the right to vote.  It is indeed, the very basic tenet of self-government. Yet, in 2016, at least 32.6 million eligible Americans were not registered to vote, and thus unable to cast a ballot. 

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Time Off To Vote Act!

June 12, 2017

The right to vote is essential to our democracy.  As President Johnson said in 1957, “This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies.”  While the days
of poll taxes and literacy tests are behind us, impediments to voting still remain.

Cosponsor the Automatic Voter Registration Act

June 12, 2017

In our nation, nothing is more essential than the right to vote.  It is indeed, the very basic tenet of self-government. Yet, in 2016, at least 32.6 million eligible Americans were not registered to vote, and thus unable to cast a ballot. 

Co-sponsor H.R. 48 the EQUAL RIGHTS AND ACCESS FOR THE WOMEN OF SOUTH SUDAN ACT (v. 6)

June 9, 2017

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of the “Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act,” (H.R. 48), which promotes the human rights of women in South Sudan as the country transitions to a long-term government structure.

DEADLINE THURSDAY Become an Original Cosponsr of the Automatic Voter Registration Act

June 8, 2017

In our nation, nothing is more essential than the right to vote.  It is indeed, the very basic tenet of self-government. Yet, in 2016, at least 32.6 million eligible Americans were not registered to vote, and thus unable to cast a ballot.