I am contacting the White House daily about the “Issue of the Day.”  Yesterday was the Executive Orders that were signed, particularly his elimination of the FHA mortgage insurance premium cut.  Today the issue of the day is to tell him to disclose tax returns.

The switchboard is a mobius loop, the comment line is “closed,” and the Contact page is blank.  Really!  So I did a Petition of my own, “Ask President Trump to disclose his tax returns.”  At the end I get my little link: https://wh.gov/iu3kk

Really…  Love transparency in government.

Here’s the Petition that doesn’t exist, cut and pasted email that was sent announcing my Petition:

Thank you for creating a petition on We the People!

You now have 30 days to get 99,999 signatures in order for your petition to be reviewed by the White House. Until your petition has 150 signatures, it will only be available from the following URL and will not be publicly viewable on the Open Petitions section of We the People:


Here are a few tips to help you promote your petition and get to 99,999 signatures:

1. Email: Email your petition to your friends, family and others who care about this issue. Below is a sample email you can forward to your friends right now.

2. Facebook: Post your petition to your Facebook wall to let folks know about it. Here’s a sample message you can cut and paste into your Facebook status:

I just started a petition on the White House petitions site, We the People. Will you sign it? https://wh.gov/iu3kk

3. Twitter: Tweet about your petition. Here’s a sample tweet you can use:

I just started a petition on the White House Petitions site, We the People. Will you sign it? https://wh.gov/iu3kk


Hit forward and then delete the text above to let your friends know about your petition!


Dear friends,

I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by February 22, 2017, the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the White House to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the White House will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here (oh no you can’t!):


Here’s some more information about this petition (this is the entirety of the Petition):

Trump, disclose your tax returns

President Trump promised to release his tax returns, and has not. A statement has recently been issued that he will not release his tax returns. We the People demand that Trump release his tax returns immediately.

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