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No More Tax Dollars to War!
Protest on Tax Day, Monday, April 17, 2006

Activities are on April 17, unless otherwise noted

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 nwtrcc@nwtrcc.org.

Call or email time and place updates too. If there is no contact information for an event you wish to attend, contact the NWTRCC office at 800-269-7464 or by email.

Arizona

Tucson — Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Local Chapter. susan@susanthorpe.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.

California

Chico — Chico Peace and Justice Center. (530) 345-7590 or chris4pax@chico.com. 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 socialjustice@sti.net. Leafletting at post office. 10 am - 2 pm.

Oakland — Northern California War Tax Resistance. (510) 843-9877 or info@nowartax.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 larrywtr@sonic.net. Leafleting at three post offices in the county.

Colorado

Fort Collins — Center for Justice, Peace & Environment. (970) 484-8039 or strengththroughpeace@yahoo.com. 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. info@dcwtr.org. Vigil and redistribution of resisted tax money at IRS Headquarters, 1111 Constitution NW, Noon.

Florida

St. Petersburg — Leafleting at one or more neighborhood post offices, 11 am-3 pm. Contact: rhpaine@yahoo.com.

Illinois

Carbondale — Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois/Fellowship of Reconciliation. mparker@srellim.org or 618-549-7193. Annual Tax Day Demonstration and leafleting, Post Office on E. Main Street, 11 am - 1 pm and 4 - 6 pm.

Indiana

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.

Iowa

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.

Kentucky

Louisville — Fellowship of Reconciliation. (502) 458-8056 or edwardsfor@bellsouth.net. 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.

Louisiana

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.

Maine
(April 17 is a holiday; actions April 18)

Bangor, Belfast, Portland (probably other towns too) — Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center. (207) 525-7776 or invert@acadia.net. Bangor: Post office and Federal Building, Harlow St., Noon-6 pm, leafleting and penny poll, followed by a showing at 6 pm of "An Act of Conscience" at location tba. Belfast: 11:30 am-1 pm and other times, Post Office. Portland: Leaflet-ing at main Post Office, 125 Forest Avenue, time TBA.

Brunswick — Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. (207) 729-0517 or globalnet@mindspring.com. Protest and leafleting. 11 am-1 pm.

Massachusetts

Cambridge — New England War Tax Resistance. deirdredoran@hotmail.com. 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 tmacl_hdrs@yahoo.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.

Michigan

Ann Arbor — The Peoples Progressive Network. bruthgraves@provide.net. 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: alan_gamble@jccmi.edu

Minnesota

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.

Missouri

St. Louis — St. Louis Covenant Community of War Tax Resisters/WILPF. hras@humanrightsaction.net or (314) 725-5303. Vigil and leafleting at the Main Post Office, Market and 18th Street, 11:30 am - 1 pm.

New Hampshire

Portsmouth — Leafleting at main Post Office, 80 Daniel St., from 9 am on. Info: Jamilla El-Shafei at jamillaelshafei@yahoo.com.

Portsmouth — Penny poll in front of Portsmouth Post Office. For more information and to help with planning contact Jeff White at denali1017@earthlink.net. 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. We’ll provide leaflets and TrueMajority pens to hand out and clipboards to enlist others to our cause.

New Mexico

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.).

New York

Ithaca — Ithaca War Tax Resisters. moongoddessmary58@yahoo.com. TBA..

New York City — NYC War Resisters League, nycwrl@att.net 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 carol@peacecouncil.net. Leaflet with "Truth Sheet #1" on the local cost of war at the post office.

North Carolina

Asheville — Fools of Conscience. wncpc@main.nc.us. Leafleting at the Downtown Post Office, Saturday April 15. Time tba.

Ohio

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.

Oregon

Eugene — Taxes for Peace Not War. jyotisue@yahoo.com. Leaflet and penny poll at the main post office. 11 am - 5 pm.

Portland — Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance/WRL. jgrueschow@comcast.net. 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.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia — Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia Branch. stellesheller@yahoo.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 brandywine@juno.com 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.

Texas

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. jeffweb@sbcglobal.net.

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: valliveoak@juno.com.

Utah

Salt Lake City — People for Peace and Justice of Utah. (801) 502-8556 or info@utahpeace.org 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.

Vermont

Burlington — Join members of WILPF (Women’s 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,

Washington

Seattle — Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia (NACC) and other groups. (206) 547-0952 or nacc@drizzle.com 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 — georod01@msn.com. Leafletting of the WRL pie chart at the Main Post Office in Tacoma. 8 pm.

Wisconsin

Madison — Madison Area War Tax Resistance. (608) 255-1800 or jerry@lakesidepress.org. Public distribution of resisted tax dollars with location and time tba.

Madison — Madison Branch of WILPF and Health Writers, lz14@juno.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

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.

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