Tens of thousands of people will be marching worldwide this Saturday to pressure Donald Trump to release his tax returns, something that he has promised to do before but has yet to do so.
He has blamed an audit for the reason why he hasn’t released his returns yet, but according to the IRS, nothing prevents people from releasing their own tax information.
The march is set to take place in cities worldwide. Although the main march will take place in Washington, D.C., there will be events taking place in more than 150 other cities in the U.S. and abroad.
The idea for the march came after White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said the Sunday after the inauguration that “people didn’t care” about the president’s tax returns. That is obviously not true.
The march will attract Democratic lawmakers as well. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will all speak at the D.C. rally, while other lawmakers will be speaking elsewhere.
Even former ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, will be speaking at an event in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The organizers are concerned that GOP tax reform efforts will largely benefit wealthy individuals and large corporations.
“We’re seeing this as the beginning of a push against Republican and Trump tax plans,” said Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente, whose group is a partner on the march.
Another figure that will be making an appearance will be the giant inflatable chickens. The giant Trump chickens first came about when a Chinese real estate company celebrated the Chinese lunar new year, since 2017 is the year of the rooster.
Trump might not change his mind about releasing his returns but according to Anna Chu, a member of the march’s executive committee, “The march is not the end.” People will stop at nothing to make sure justice prevails.