To: Donald Trump, President-elect

Stop Trump's Corporate Coup

President-elect Donald Trump must sell his assets immediately and place them in a blind trust. He should also publicly release his tax returns so that the American people can determine for themselves whether his presidency poses conflicts of interest.

Why is this important?

In his first news conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will turn his business over to his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, who double as some of Trump’s closest political advisors.[1]

Walter Shaub, the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, called the move “meaningless.” He added, “We can’t risk the perception that government leaders would use their official positions for professional profit.” [2]

A quick look at Trump and his billionaire Cabinet picks confirms that we’re headed in that direction. All signs suggest that Trump is ready to hijack our government to enrich himself, his Cabinet, and other members of the financial elite.

I believe that our government should work to improve the lives of everyday people, not serve as a tool for the rich and powerful. If you’re with me, sign this petition and demand that Trump sell his financial holdings, place them in a blind trust, and release his tax returns.

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[1] “Trump Announces Plan That Does Little to Resolve His Conflicts of Interest.” The Atlantic, January 11, 2017.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/01/donald-trump-conflicts-of-interests/508382/

[2] “Federal ethics chief blasts 'meaningless' Trump business plan.” The Hill, January 11, 2017.
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/313864-government-ethics-chief-blasts-trump-business-plan

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