Gathering Schedule: “Resisting Together”

War Tax Resistance Online Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting

May 3-5, 2024


Weekend Schedule (preliminary schedule)

(Times listed are Eastern & Pacific – Please adjust times for your area)

“Resisting Together”

Friday, May 3

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (5p-6:30p Pacific): Social Hour

This session will be composed of two separate 25-minute breakout sessions. In each breakout session, participants will be randomly placed in groups of 5 people. Each group will be given a set of questions aimed toward folks getting a chance to know one another and their own resistance stories. Normally, when we gather in person, folks get a chance to chat with people they do not know during breaks and meals. This session provides an opportunity for participants to chat with one another, something that is often missing in large online gatherings.

Saturday, May 4

11:00 am – 12:30p (8a-9:30a): Panel with New War Tax Resistance Groups

  • This session will feature the founders of We the People & the Tax Resistance Collective. The four of them will share how they each came to war tax resistance, how they came to form their respective groups this past winter, how their tax campaigns progressed over this past tax season, and their thoughts on the future of war tax resistance. There will also plenty of time for questions and comments.


1 pm – 2:30 pm (10a-11:30a): Simple Living & War Tax Resistance

  • The most-downloaded booklet on the NWTRCC website is “Low Income: Simple Living as War Tax Resistance.” Noting the popularity of this topic, this session will feature two speakers to begin a conversation on simple living: Mary Sprunger-Froese, a long-time war tax resister from Colorado Springs and Daniel Woodham, a long-time war tax resister in Kingston, New York.


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (12p-1:30p): Saving & Retirement for War Tax Resisters

  • Many questions during WTR 101s this past tax season concerned saving for retirement as a war tax resister. This session will feature two war tax resisters who have taken different paths on saving for retirement: Peter Smith from South Bend, Indiana and Clare Hanrahan of Asheville, North Carolina.


6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (3p-4:30p): Concurrent Sessions for Newly Interested and Current War Tax Resisters

  • War Tax Resistance 101: An introduction to the why and how of this form of resistance, with discussion of potential consequences and resource referral. For people new to WTR or just getting started. Facilitated by Chrissy Kirchhoefer, NWTRCC Communications Consultant
  • War Tax Resistance 201: Updates, trends, and Q&A for current war tax resisters. With NWTRCC Coordinator Lincoln Rice and the expert resisters in attendance!

Sunday, May 5

11:00a – 2:00p Eastern (8a-11a Pacific): NWTRCC Business meeting (open to all)


Gathering logistics and online registration form