The idea for a tax day march to pressure President Trump into making his tax returns public.
There will be no representation without tax documentation — if Donald Trump protesters have their way.
Tens of thousands are expected to hit the streets on April 15 — tax day — in a series of rallies targeting President Trump for his refusal to release his tax returns.
New York’s march and rally is expected to be among the largest of the national event.
It will kick off on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Bryant Park. The march is going to pass the President’s former home at Trump Tower on Fifth Ave.
The idea for a tax day march to pressure the President into making his tax returns public is rooted in a tweet from comedy writer Frank Lesser that went viral.
“Trump claims no one cares about his taxes. The next mass protest should be on tax day to prove him wrong,” Lesser wrote Jan. 22.
Vermont Law School Professor Jennifer Taub had the same idea and shot off a similar tweet.
Now’s she on the executive committee for the march, along with other community organizers. Her husband, the artist Michael Kuch, designed a poster that has been printed for 40 marches.
Protestors gather near Columbus Circle during the “Not My Presidents Day” rally on Feb. 20 in Manhattan.
More than 130 events will take place Saturday, with a full list of times and places available online.
The D.C. march kicks off at noon and is expected to be the biggest. More than 50,000 people have expressed interest in going through social media, Tax March organizers said.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) will speak in D.C.
A giant inflatable chicken adopted as the march mascot — Donny the Tax March chicken — is already popping up in the nation’s capital.
In New York, organizers plan to highlight how much Trump’s proposed tax cuts would hurt the city.
Public Advocate Tish James and others will join the crowd that’s estimated to top 30,000, organizers said.