Petition:Demand Transparency from Trump
On January 19th, the ACLU took its first legal action against the Trump Administration.
Why? Donald J. Trump is poised to become the 45th President of the United States without fully answering questions about his looming conflicts of interest. His ethical and financial conflicts threaten to undermine the public’s confidence in fair government – and even our national security.
The ACLU is demanding access to key documents concerning Trump’s conflicts of interest. The public has a right to know – and we need your help to make sure we get the full story.
On behalf of the American public, the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Office of Government Ethics and three other government offices. FOIA is a crucial tool for ordinary Americans to provide checks and balances on elected officials – this won’t be our last one.
Don’t forget: the American president is accountable to us – and it’s our job to hold him accountable. Obtaining information on Trump’s actual or potential conflicts of interest is critical for a functioning democracy – and insisting on this kind of oversight is how we keep presidential power in check.
This demand is just a first step to keep President Trump’s administration transparent and accountable. Let’s make it clear that we need answers now.
Thanks for doing your civic duty,
Anthony for the ACLU Action team