National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Please join us in Chicago for the next National War Tax Resistance Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting

57th Street Friends Meeting
5615 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
May 18–20, 2012 • Chicago, Illinois

NWTRCC is meeting later in May this year so that we can join with thousands of other peace and justice activists during protests of the NATO summit. We will spend Friday night through Sunday morning talking about war tax resistance organizing in the current climate and doing some organizational business. We will also take some time to make signs and organize our contingent for the protest. The protest organizing website is cang8.wordpress.com. You may want to come early for the Counter-Summit, which begins Friday morning. See info on the IVAW march also

Location

57th Street Friends Meeting, 5615 South Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Friday, May 18 — Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by presentations and discussion about the recent tax season and war tax resistance organizing.

Saturday, May 19 — Sessions on organizational proposals, issues with individual war tax resistance, etc. Part 1 of our business meeting after lunch. Details in planning stages.

Sunday, May 20

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. NWTRCC business meeting (all welcome)

Noon: WTR contingent for NATO protests and rally

Housing

There is some housing at the Friends Meeting, and in the homes of local hosts. If you plan to come and have friends in Chicago, please help by arranging housing if possible. Please plan to bring sleeping bags as most of the sleeping arrangements are on the floor.

Cost

We ask $15 registration fee to cover food and facility costs, and we may need to ask for additional donations. But, no one is turned away for lack of funds!

Business Meeting

Proposals for the business meeting Sunday morning are due March 23 so that there is time to circulate them to the NWTRCC network for comments. Send proposals to the NWTRCC office.

Travel

Call the office if you have questions. If you want to book travel (early is good!), plan to arrive by 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18 (dinner is at 6). The Sunday, May 20 demonstration starts at Noon. If your return travel can be later that day please plan to join our war tax resistance contingent!

Transportation (Click here for directions):

Driving directions and other information will be sent after registration. We will ask that people who can use public transportation from arrival points plan for that. Very limited pick-ups may be arranged as needed.

Please register by April 30, 2012, if possible, and especially if you need housing.

More information from NWTRCC at the contact info below.


Registration Form

For full or partial weekend — Copy and print form below or

Deadline: April 30, 2012

I am (we are) coming to the war tax resistance gathering in Chicago

Name(s)______________________________________________________________
Address____________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip_____________________________________________________
Phone_______________________________
Email____________________________

# attending: _____Adults _____Children for:     __ Full weekend      __ Partial weekend

If partial, please check meals you will need:
Friday:         Dinner
Saturday:     Breakfast        Lunch         Dinner
Sunday:       Breakfast         Lunch

Accommodations and Costs:

Housing will at the Friends Meeting House or in homes of local hosts depending on availability.

Registration Fee: $15 (helps with meals, outreach, organizing, and scholarships)

___I live in the Chicago Area and can offer housing for ___ person(s).

___ I will sleep on the floor at the church or in homes of local hosts(bring sleeping bag)

___I/we need a bed ( __ beds)

___ I/We need housing these nights:        Thurs.         Fri.         Sat.         Sun.

___ I/we will find our own accommodations. If you have friends in the area, it would help if you arranged to stay with them

Special needs: ____ Vegan         ____Cat/Dog Allergies         ____ASL needed
Other__________________________________________________________
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Travel Information
I will be arriving by         Air         Car         Train         Bus

Airline/Flight Number: ___________________________

Bus/Train Info: _____________________________

Date/approx. arrival time: ___________________________

Air/bus/train departure date and time_______________________

____ I need driving directions.

____ I can offer rides to ___ people from my area

____ It is very difficult for me to take public transportation. I need to be picked up on arrival.

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Registration Deadline: April 30, 2012 (mail, phone, fax, email)

No one will be turned away for lack of funds, although a collection may be taken up during the weekend if costs have not been covered.

Enclosed is (please make checks payable to NWTRCC): $15 registration fee.

You may pay online through the Paypal donation button. Use the note space in Paypal to explain that your payment is for the Chicago weekend and email, fax or mail in your form separately.

Return this form by April 30, 2012 to:
NWTRCC, P.O. Box 150553, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Fax: (718) 768-4388 or Email: nwtrcc@nwtrcc.org
or phone in this information: (800) 269-7464