The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is a coalition of local, regional, and national groups supportive of war tax resistance.
NWTRCC grew out of a National Action Conference in September 1982 called by the War Resisters League and the Center on Law and Pacifism. War tax resistance, which had been highly visible during Vietnam War protests, was growing again with the election of Ronald Reagan and an increasing mood of militarism in the country. A network was needed to share information, coordinate actions, and develop resources for war tax resisters.
Today NWTRCC is supported by more than 45 national and local affiliate organizations along with a nationwide network of individual counselors and activists. NWTRCC has a small office and paid coordinator, and much of the work is done by volunteers. National Coordinating Committee meetings are held twice a year to discuss the needs of the movement, set program goals, determine priorities, and implement and evaluate these decisions. The meetings are rotated to different parts of the country, thus making it possible for more local groups and individuals to be involved in the national war tax resistance network.
…for new and long-time resisters to a regularly updated Network List of war tax counselors, lawyers, support groups, alternative funds, activists, and other groups involved in war tax issues.
…both print and online, including brochures, books, and pamphlets describing many aspects of war tax resistance; a bimonthly newsletter entitled More Than A Paycheck, with subscriptions available to both individuals and groups; a website; and a listserve that provides a lively discussion devoted to general support and information sharing. A resource list is available from the office or on this website.
…especially through nationally coordinated press releases around tax day, April 15; putting reporters in touch with war tax resisters for interviews; and providing information on the movement.
…including the War Tax Boycott to register resistance and redirection of tax dollars online; telephone tax resistance, and other low-risk campaigns such as One Million Taxpayers for Peace; advertisements for signers to make public their refusal to pay for war; alternative funds to pool redirected taxes; membership in United for Peace and Justice; workshops and information tables at local, regional, and national conferences, demonstrations, peace fairs, anarchist book fairs, etc.
…of war tax resisters and peace tax campaigns, meeting at conferences, sharing resources. The Conscience and Peace Tax International website helps to connect these groups and activities.
NWTRCC was founded as a coalition of organizations, and we would love to have your group join us. Click here for information on affiliation.
Individuals are encouraged to be active with their local or regional groups and to organize on the local level, but there are many ways for individuals to be involved with NWTRCC too. See the Join Us and What You Can Do pages for details.