March Calling on Trump to Reveal Taxes Coming to South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakotans are joining protesters across the nation on Saturday in the Tax March, calling on President Trump to reveal his tax returns. The marches and rallies also will highlight Trump's proposed budget, an outline of how Americans' tax dollars could be spent in 2018.
Lori Miller, one of the founders of Indivisible Rapid City, a grassroots network organizing against the Trump administration across the nation, says Trump owes it to the American people to keep his campaign promise and release his tax returns.
"Throughout his campaign, there's different times where he said, 'Well, I'll release them when ...' Well, all of those I'll-release-them-whens have happened, with the exception of maybe the audit he talks about that we don't know if it's really happening or not," she explained.
Trump is the first president to refuse to release his tax returns to the public in 40 years. He says he won't release his returns while they're being audited.
Indivisible Rapid City formed in February and plans to keep momentum going through organizing. Miller says it's been hard organizing opposition against the president in a state that voted overwhelmingly for him, but the Women's March was a good sign for people like her.
She says only about a hundred people were expected, but more than a thousand showed up.
"So I think that showed us that there are more people that are like-minded in the area than we realized," she added.
The Tax March website also says the president should "commit to a fair tax system for the American people" and that it's important for Americans to know if Trump is hiding any conflicts of interest in his taxes. The march is taking place on April 15, typically the day income taxes are due. This year, the deadline for filing tax returns is Tuesday, April 18.