Dear MoveOn member,
Just a few hours ago, a news story broke in the Boston Globe that Mitt Romney may have been in charge of Bain Capital for longer than he previously reported—and now the heat is on Romney to explain what really went on.1 The press is all over the story, and people everywhere are wondering what Mitt is hiding by not releasing his tax returns from this period.
One simple way for Romney to let everyone know he's telling the truth would be to just release his tax returns. So far, he has released only one year's tax return, compared to the twelve his father released when running for president, and the 23 Mitt gave the McCain campaign in 2008 when they were considering him for vice president.2
That's why we're running a huge campaign demanding that Romney come clean with the public and release his tax returns. And there's one way in particular that you can help the push: by using Twitter to keep the heat on Romney to release his returns.
Because Twitter is so public, if enough of us pile on it will be unavoidable for the Romney campaign. And if tons of us are tweeting, reporters may take an interest, carrying our message even further. Can you join in?
The American public deserves to know more than one year's worth of tax history for a presidential candidate—especially when there are legitimate questions about his financial record.
We already know that Romney has his money in offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands, keeps a Swiss bank account, and got a $77,000 deduction for his dancing horse in 2010.3 But we don't know what he's hiding by not releasing more of his tax records.
As Mitt's own father pointed out, "One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show."4 It's time for Romney to come clean and let the American public know the truth about his taxes, and you can help make that happen by keeping it in the public eye on Twitter.
Thanks for all you do.
–Lenore, Victoria, Milan, Emily, and the rest of the team
1. "Romney stayed longer at Bain," The Boston Globe, July 12, 2012
2. "Biden: Romney, unlike father, not releasing years of tax returns to the public," The Washington Post, July 10, 2012
"If Romney vetted himself, his tax returns would KO shot at White House," Fox News, July 11, 2012
"Romney Horse Wins Spot on Olympic Dressage Team," The New York Times, June 16, 2012
4. "Biden to Latino group: 'Romney wants you to show your papers, but he won't show us his,'" ABC News, July 10, 2012
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