More Tax Dollars to War!
Events in 26 states (plus Washington DC) includes penny polls, leafleting, vigils, redistribution of tax dollars, street theater, civil disobedience, and film showing. The event in Austin, TX, will include Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan. If your group is having a tax day event protesting the military use of U.S. tax dollars and would like it listed, please email the NWTRCC office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tucson Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Local Chapter. email@example.com or www.wilpftucson.org. Leafleting at the Sun Station Post Office, 9 am-5 pm, and, at the main Post Office, Cherry Bell Station, 5 pm-Midnight.
Chico Chico Peace and Justice Center. (530) 345-7590 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Penny poll and leaflet at downtown Post Office, Broadway and 5th Streets.
Eureka Redwood Peace & Justice Center. (707) 822-5506. Penny poll and information. Arcata Post Office, 9-5.
Fresno Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF). (559) 658-8260 or email@example.com. Leafletting at post office. 10 am - 2 pm.
Oakland Northern California War Tax Resistance. (510) 843-9877 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.nowartax.org. 6:30 - 8 pm People's Life Fund granting ceremony and potluck at 1550 5th St. @ Henry St. (around the corner from West Oakland BART); 8:15 pm -10 pm, Outdoor slideshow of antiwar images and leafleting at West Oakland Post Office, 1675 7th St. (two blocks from West Oakland BART).
Sacramento Sacramento Area Peace Action, www.sacpeace.org or 916-448-7157. Tax Day Action, Broadway Post Office, 20th St./Broadway, 11am - 1pm.
Sonoma County Sonoma County Taxes for Peace. (707) 823-9203 or email@example.com. Leafleting at three post offices in the county.
Fort Collins Center for Justice, Peace & Environment. (970) 484-8039 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Penny poll and leafleting while handing out pieces of pie to "take back the pie chart."
Grand Junction A Voice of Reason. (970) 243-0209. Leafleting, display showing where your tax dollars are being spent, brochures, etc., Post Office, 4th and White Ave, 10 am-5 pm
District of Columbia
Washington DC Area War Tax Resistance. email@example.com. Vigil and redistribution of resisted tax money at IRS Headquarters, 1111 Constitution NW, Noon.
St. Petersburg Leafleting at one or more neighborhood post offices, 11 am-3 pm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carbondale Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois/Fellowship of Reconciliation. email@example.com or 618-549-7193. Annual Tax Day Demonstration and leafleting, Post Office on E. Main Street, 11 am - 1 pm and 4 - 6 pm.
South Bend Michiana War Tax Refusers and Michiana Peace and Justice Coalition. http://community.michiana.org/justice/ or (574) 231-8971. Tax Day Vigil and Leafletting at Main Post Office, Western and St. Joseph. 6:00 p.m. midnight.
Dubuque Citizens' Tax Moratorium. (563) 583-2586. Tax day vigil and leafleting at U.S. Courthouse, 6th and Locust, 5-7 pm. Anti-war vigil every Friday morning 8-8:30 am, U.S. Highway 20 and South Locust near bridge to Illinois.
Louisville Fellowship of Reconciliation. (502) 458-8056 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hand out WRL pie chart at the four corners of Fifth & Market while employees of the large banking center walk out for lunch. We will be wearing Uncle Sam regalia and will ask pedestrians to vote in our penny poll as they walk by. Noon.
New Orleans Pax Christi. Contact: Ben Gordon, (504) 522-3951 or (504) 522-3751 (office/voice) Leafleting with pie chart at Federal Building or post office. 4-6 pm.
Brunswick Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. (207) 729-0517 or email@example.com. Protest and leafleting. 11 am-1 pm.
Cambridge New England War Tax Resistance. firstname.lastname@example.org. Penny poll, vigil, leafletting at Central Square Post Office, April 18, 5 - 7 pm. Always a lot of fun Billionaires for Bush are usually out too. (April 17 is a holiday)
Greenfield Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance. (413) 774-2640 or email@example.com. Saturday, April 15, meet 10 a.m. at Greenfield Commons for vigil and procession between Commons and recruiting centers, ending in front of Greenfield Food Coop for tabling and leafletting.
Ann Arbor The Peoples Progressive Network. firstname.lastname@example.org. Leafletting at the Federal Building with National Priorities Project material for Michigan. Noon.
Jackson War tax resistance history exhibit will be displayed at Jackson Community College leading up to tax day. Penny poll. April 15 - Leafleting at Jackson Post Office. Contact: email@example.com
International Falls Penny poll at Post Office, library, and Court House during the days leading up to tax day. Details to be announced. Contact: (218) 286-5819.
St. Louis St. Louis Covenant Community of War Tax Resisters/WILPF. firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 725-5303. Vigil and leafleting at the Main Post Office, Market and 18th Street, 11:30 am - 1 pm.
Portsmouth Leafleting at main Post Office, 80 Daniel St., from 9 am on. Info: Jamilla El-Shafei at email@example.com.
Portsmouth Penny poll in front of Portsmouth Post Office. For more information and to help with planning contact Jeff White at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either Friday April 14 or Saturday April 15.
Keene PrioritiesNH and TrueMajority, with several NH partners. (603) 224-3800. Tax Day teams at the post offices at 1000 Elm St. in Manchester and at 196 Main St. in Keene from 3 to 6 pm Monday. We would also like to have teams at post offices in other communities especially Plymouth, Laconia, Nashua, and Dover during the morning and/or afternoon rush hours. Well provide leaflets and TrueMajority pens to hand out and clipboards to enlist others to our cause.
Albuquerque Albuquerque War Tax Alternative Fund. (505) 247-2788. Leafleting from 11 am to 1 pm with the pie chart and faux $10-bill flyers at the Federal Building on Gold St. (btwn. 4th & 5th Sts.).
Ithaca Ithaca War Tax Resisters. email@example.com. TBA..
New York City NYC War Resisters League, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.warresisters.org/wrl_actions.htm and NYC War Tax Resistance, www.nycplf.org. Leafleting and vigil at Manhattan IRS office (110 W. 44th Street, just west of Sixth Ave.), Noon-2 pm. At 2 pm, possible solemn procession mourning the use of tax dollars for war from IRS to General Post Office (8th Ave and 34th St.).
New York City Grandmothers of Harlem Against the War, Sojourner Truth Democratic Club, others. (212) 316-9434 or (212) 348-8994. Tax Day protest against the war in Iraq, 55 W. 125th St.. (Between Malcom X Blvd and Fifth Avenue), Noon - 2 pm.
Syracuse Syracuse Peace Council. (315) 472-5478 or email@example.com. Leaflet with "Truth Sheet #1" on the local cost of war at the post office.
Asheville Fools of Conscience. firstname.lastname@example.org. Leafleting at the Downtown Post Office, Saturday April 15. Time tba.
Athens - Appalachian Peace and Justice Network. (740) 592-2608. Leafletting and penny poll at post office, 5 W. Stimson Ave. (possibly at campus PO also). 11 am - 7 pm.
Eugene Taxes for Peace Not War. email@example.com. Leaflet and penny poll at the main post office. 11 am - 5 pm.
Portland Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance/WRL. firstname.lastname@example.org. April 14: Holding Burma Shave signs on the local bridges during morning and evening rush hours; redirection ceremony at Pioneer Square at 5 pm. April 17: Penny poll at downtown post office. Time tba.
Philadelphia Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia Branch. email@example.com. Informing tax payers how their money is being spent for war profiteering instead of social programs with WRL pie chartand one asking people to call their congressperson to vote against the proposed bloated military budget. Mt.Airy Post Office, 6711 Germantown Ave., 1-5 pm.
Valley Forge Brandywine Peace Community. 610-544-1818 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brandywinepeace.com. Mourning to Resistance: Stations of Justice & Peace - Nonviolent Resistance at Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, (behind King of Prussia Mall). Good Friday, April 14, Noon.
Austin TAX DAY PROTEST WITH CINDY. Protest tax day with Austin Conscientious Objectors to Military Taxation, Universal Living Wage and others who support a peace tax fund so taxes can be paid without funding war. Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright and other Camp Caseyites to join in solidarity. Gather from 4 - 6 PM at the downtown Post Office, 6th St. and Guadalupe. Austin Conscientious Objectors to Military Taxation. email@example.com.
San Antonio Leafleting with pie chart at weekly peace vigil, Thursdays 4-5 pm, downtown at the main plaza (officially Plaza de Las Islas) on the Northeast corner (Main Plaza and Commerce Sts.) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salt Lake City People for Peace and Justice of Utah. (801) 502-8556 or email@example.com or see the website: www.utahpeace.org/films.html. War tax resistance film showing: "An Act of Conscience: Standing Up for Your Beliefs Begins At Home." Free Speech Zone, 2144 Highland Drive. April 15, 7 pm.
Burlington Join members of WILPF (Womens International League of Peace and Freedom) and the Radical Queerleaders as they ask Where are our tax dollars going?! Post Office, Pearl Street, 5-6pm,
Seattle Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia (NACC) and other groups. (206) 547-0952 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://seanacc.org. Leafleting with "Where Your Income Taxes Really Go" flyers at Seattle post offices. Call or check website for locations and times.
Tacoma email@example.com. Leafletting of the WRL pie chart at the Main Post Office in Tacoma. 8 pm.
Madison Madison Area War Tax Resistance. (608) 255-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Public distribution of resisted tax dollars with location and time tba.
Madison Madison Branch of WILPF and Health Writers, email@example.com. Leaflet at the Post Office on Tax Day to educate filers on where their tax money goes, westside Struck Street Post Office, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Milwaukee Milwaukee War Tax Resistance and Casa Maria Catholic Worker. (414) 344-5745. Friday, April 14, IRS offices, Federal Plaza, 3rd and Wisconsin Ave. Vigiling outside for an hour with signs and flyers, deliver letter to Senator Herb Kohl in his office, civil disobedience at tax office. Noon.
National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund. www.peacetaxfund.org/takeaction/taxday-act.htm. Educate friends, legislators, and the general public about an alternative: The Peace Tax Fund! Whether you write a letter, talk to a friend, or plan a demonstration, we encourage you to spread the word about this campaign.