Virtual Meeting Access

War Tax Resistance Gathering and

Coordinating Committee Meeting

Online Sessions,November 1-3 2019

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You must register to attend any or all sessions.


Online Sessions (tentative): All Times in Pacific Time Zone This Schedule will be Updated Shortly

Friday, May 3
approximately 7:30- 9:00 PMReport back from Paki Wieland, Code Pink delegation to IranPaki Wieland, longtime activist of Code Pink, will report back from her recent trip to Iran with a delegation of Code Pink and Voices for Creative Nonviolence members. She will also share information about Code Pink’s Divest Campaign. Click here for C-SPAN video of her arrest at Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.
Saturday, May 4
approximately 2:00-3:30 PM
: Reports from Eastern Africa & the Southern Border

  • David Zarembka was Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams until 2016. He lives with his wife, Gladys Kamonya, in western Kenya. He is the author of A Peace of Africa: Reflections on Life in the Great Lakes Region. David will offer an analysis of US participation in the conflicts in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Eritrea; and  how this is accomplished through the military of pro-US countries — Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Djibouti.
  • Sue Barnhart, (Taxes for Peace No War in Eugene, Oregon) will share her experience from a very recent trip to the Southern Border in Tijuana, doing support work for asylum seekers. She is in regular contact with organizers at the Border and will provide an up-to-date report on the situation.

6:30-8:00 PM   A Peace Economy NOW! Workshop

Presented by Anne Barron Anne Barron from the Peace Resource Center of San Diego & Southern California War Tax Resistance.


Sunday, May 5

9:00 AM – noon

NWTRCC Business Meeting


If e-mail-based registration does not work for you, or you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few hours of registering, please e-mail Chrissy at outreach at nwtrcc dot org or call her at 314.660.2300. If you wait to register during the conference weekend, we may not be able to respond to questions quickly, so register now!


FAQ on Virtual Meetings

  1. How to Connect
  2. Technical Issues
  3. Participation Guidelines for Business Meeting


1. How to Connect

We are using the Zoom platform for this virtual meeting.

Please note: the phone numbers and access codes are also different from those used at the previous meetings! Register in advance at the link above to get the current registration information.

You can use your phone, your computer, or both to access the meeting.

Please connect to the meeting in advance of the starting time (15-30 minutes ahead if you’ve never used Zoom before, especially if you are using a computer connection). This gives you time to troubleshoot any phone or computer problems. If you connect to the meeting early and get placed on hold, don’t worry – you’ll still be connected as soon as we start the broadcast.

All the information you need to connect will be in the e-mail you get from Zoom. For step-by-step instructions for connecting by PC, Mac, Android or iPhone smartphone, or telephone, you can also see How Do I Join a Meeting?

There are three main options for connecting:

Option 1. Phone:

Using the information provided in your registration confirmation e-mail, dial the number, and enter the Meeting ID when prompted (for most people it will be a long-distance call).

You can participate during Q&A or discussion parts of the meetings and workshops.

Your line may be muted during parts of the workshops that don’t call for public participation.

Option 2. Online:

From your Internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone, click the link to the webinar in your e-mail.

If you have a microphone, you can also participate during Q&A or discussion parts of the meetings and workshops. If you don’t have a microphone, you can submit questions and comments via the Zoom program.

Your line may be muted during parts of the workshops that don’t call for public participation. If your computer is up to the challenge, you can also see video from the event.

Combine Option 1 and 2:

You can call in by phone to listen and ask questions where appropriate, and connect to the meeting with your computer to watch video of the event if available.


2. Technical Issues

If you have difficulty connecting to a session during the weekend, please e-mail outreach at nwtrcc dot org (Chrissy) or send a text to 314.660.2300 (although please understand that I may be busy and unable to help). I won’t be able to take calls during the sessions since I will be running the recordings.


3. Business Meeting Participation

The round of introductions will include introductions for all folks calling in, after the in-person introductions. We’ll review the participation protocol for the meeting at this time.

Remote/virtual participants can “raise their hand” by typing their question into the Chat box if they are on the computer, or by saying their name + the word “stack” if they are calling in by phone. Remote/virtual participation will count the same as being present physically at the meeting.

Before we move on from discussion to decision-making, we will make an additional check that remote participants have had a chance to speak.

Remote participants can “vote” on decisions as well. You can share your vote by Chat box or by voice at decision-making time, and we’ll also prompt for remote participants’ votes. However, if we don’t hear from someone, we’ll move on (it will be hard for us to know why someone isn’t responding, whether it’s technical issues or stepping away from the phone/computer for a minute or another interruption).