Today’s Daily Call to Action – Show us your tax returns!

HB0662 Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act (in the Senate SB0256)

Do you believe we need greater transparency by elected officials? If so, please contact your the delegates to support HB0662, The Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act.  The bill requires candidates running for President and Vice President to make their tax returns accessible to the public in order to appear on the ballot in Maryland.  SB0256 was passed in the Maryland State senate. There is a hearing on 3/20 at 1pm in the House Ways and Means committee. We can and MUST do this!

 PLEASE Call the Chair of Ways and Means Committee

1.Anne Kaiser, Chair

410-841-3036 | 301-858-3036

anne.kaiser@house.state.md.us

and

  1. Delegate Meagan Simonaire if she is your Representative (NOTE:  Delegate Meagan Simonaire is from D31B which includes parts of Severna Park is ON the HOUSE WAYS and MEANS COMMITTEE.  IF SHE is YOUR delegate, please make a special effort to contact her. )

Del. Meagan C. Simonaire (R), District 31B  ****Only member from D31 or D33 on House Ways and Means committee – the bill is IN this committee now****

House Office Building, Room 156

6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 841-3206

e-mail: meagan.simonaire@house.state.md.us

3. PLEASE share this post with your friends and ask them to call – more info below about committee members and contact info.

Sample script:

” Good morning, my name is…….and I support HB0662 which requires Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates to make tax returns available in order to appear on the ballot in Maryland.  I think it is important to pass this bill in favor of transparency so that Marylanders have information regarding the financial dealings of candidates for the highest offices in the Country BEFORE voting for candidates.

Please vote YES to HB0662

Below is the contact information for delegates:

http://www.mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmmain.aspx?pid=legisrpage&tab=subject6

Here are the members of the committee:

Anne R. Kaiser, Chair (410) 841-3036, (301) 858-3036

Frank S. Turner, Vice-Chair (410) 841-3246, (301) 858-3246

Sheila E. Hixson, Chair Emeritus

Kathryn L. Afzali

Bilal Ali

Darryl Barnes

Jason C. Buckel

Eric D. Ebersole

Kevin B. Hornberger

Carolyn J. B. Howard

Robert B. Long

Eric G. Luedtke

Nick J. Mosby

Edith J. Patterson

Teresa Reilly

April R. Rose

Haven N. Shoemaker, Jr.

Meagan C. Simonaire

Jimmy Tarlau

Jay Walker

Alonzo T. Washington

Mary L. Washington

Jheanelle K. Wilkins

WISE would love to hear from you.....

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