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Tax Day Actions,
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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Activities are on April 17, unless otherwise noted

This list is in formation. 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.

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.

See Resources and Recent Articles about War Tax Resisters

Arizona

Flagstaff — Downtown post office, Monday, April 16, 12-2, and Tuesday, April 17, 9-11. Vigil and posters shwoing how tax dollars are spent. Contact: (254) 493-0793 or Email.

Tucson — Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Local Chapter. Email. Leafleting at the Sun Station Post Office, during the day, and, at the main Post Office, Cherry Bell Station, evening until midnight.

California

Berkeley - Northern California War Tax Resistance. Email or http://www.nowartax.org. People's Life Fund Granting Ceremony granting ceremony redirecting about $10,000 in resisted taxes to groups working for peace and justice. Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, 2220 Sacramento St. (near No. Bkly. BART).

Eureka - Redwood Peace and Justice Center, (707)826-2511 or www.rpjc.net. Penny poll, leaflet, and press conference. Arcata Post Office.

Fresno - Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF). Email. Leafleting with pie graphs to be used as frisbees at the Tower Post Office and Griffith Station Post Office. 10 am-4:30 pm.

Los Angeles - Southern California War Tax Resistance, Email or http://www.so-cal-war-tax-resist.org/. Presenting grants at a major peace and justice event of the Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice on Sunday, April 15. Representatives of some of the eleven grantee groups will attend. The total granted this year is $5,400. Event information: (626) 683-9004 or Email.

Santa Cruz - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Email. Tabling, leafleting, Raging Grannies songs, and home-made bake sale. Main Post Office, Front Street, Monday, April 16, Noon to 6 pm.

Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Forestville, Petaluma - Sonoma County Taxes for Peace, Email. Leafleting against militarism. 9 am-8 pm.

Colorado

Fort Collins — Center for Justice, Peace & Environment. (970) 419-8944 or Email or http://www.cjpe.org. Distribute literature and hand out pieces of pie to "take back the pie chart." Main Post Office, Federal Building. Noon-5 pm.

District of Columbia

Washington — DC Area War Tax Resistance. Email. Vigil and redistribution of resisted tax money at IRS Headquarters, 1111 Constitution NW, April 16, noon.

Georgia

Brunswick — GlynnPeace: Citizens To End The War In Iraq. Email or call (912) 262-1274, www.glynnpeace.org. Gloucester St. Post office in Brunswick and post office on St. Simons Island. Leafletting of last-day filers and other patrons. 8:30 am-5 pm.

Illinois

Carbondale - Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois/FOR. Email. Handing out flyers with information on Military Spending vs. Human Needs and How Your Income Tax Dollars Are Used, Carbondale Post Office, E. Main St., Monday, April 16, 11am - 1 pm and 4 - 6 pm.

Chicago - Chicago Area War Resistors Support Committee. Email. Leafleting, speakers and musicians. Federal Building Plaza in downtown Chicago, Monday, April 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Joliet - Pax Christi Will County, Email. Stuffing church bulletin with Peace Tax Returns and the sign-on statement, "Don't Pay for War in Iraq."

Indiana

South Bend — Michiana War Tax Refusers. Email or www.michianapeacejustice.org. Vigil and leafleting at the Main Post Office. 6 pm-10 pm.

Iowa

Dubuque — Citizens' Tax Moratorium. (563) 583-2586. Vigil at U.S. Courthouse, 6th and Locust. April 16 and weekly on Mondays, 4-6 pm.

Kentucky

Louisville — Fellowship of Reconciliation (local chapter). Email. TAXES FOR PEACE, NOT WAR! Leafleting and Penny Poll at corner of Fifth & Market. Stop by to vote in the Penny Poll to indicate how you would like for your tax dollars to be spent. Mon, Apr 16, Noon.

Maine

Leafleting Peace Action Maine flyer, including WTR as an option. Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center, (207) 525-7776 or Email.
Augusta
: 11 am-1 pm, Main Post Office
Bangor
: 4-6 pm, Main Post Office
Bath
: 11 am-1 pm, Post Office
Belfast
: Noon-2 pm, Post Office
Brunswick
: 10 AM-3 pm, Post Office
Newcastle/Damariscotta:
Time TBA, Damariscotta Post Office
Portland
: Time TBA, Main Post Office, Forest Ave.
Winthrop
, 2-4 pm, Post Office
Others TBA: Portsmouth/Kittery, Blue Hill or Ellsworth, and Farmington

Massachusetts

Greenfield - Pioneer Valley War Tax Resisters (PVWTR). (413) 773-8655. Tabling, leafleting, and redirection. Greenfield Market. April 14, 9 am-?.

Northampton - Email. At least one person plans to wear an orange jump-suit and black hood, standing silently with a sign making the connection between paying for war, Guantanamo and torture. April 17, downtown. Appropriate literature will be available.

Missouri

St. Louis — Covenant Community for War Tax Resistance and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. (314) 725-5303 or Email. Leaflet with pie chart. Main Post Office, Market and 18th. April 16, 11:30 am-1 pm.

St. Louis — The Occupation Project, St. Louis. (314) 725-5303 or Email. Display large orange traffic caution signs saying "War Tax Payment Zone" and "Pause before you pay for": and then successive signs portraying the human costs of the war in Iraq. In front of the Main Post Office where traffic backs up for several blocks and postal workers collect tax forms in the street. Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 - 10:30 pm

New Hampshire

Keene — New Hampshire Underground. "Tilting at windmills," with lances, tin foil Spanish Knight-style helmets, fluffy scalloped pantaloons, and such. IRS office on Main Street, 3 pm.

New Jersey

Northfield — Southern NJ Chapter, Coalition for Peace Action, (609) 601-8583 or http://www.coalitionforpeaceandjustice.org. “Tax Day” vigil and leafleting at the Northfield Post Office. Monday, April 16, 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

Princeton — Coalition for Peace Action, (609) 924-5022 or see website. Tax Day Penny Poll at the Palmer Square Post Office, Tuesy, April 17 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.

New York

Ithaca — Ithaca War Tax Resisters. Email. Showing of An Act of Conscience at the Tompkins County Public Library,followed by discussion. April 14, 2-4pm, Possible penny poll on tax day. Email for details.

New York City — NYC War Resisters League (718) 768-7306 or Email, and NYC War Tax Resistance (www.nycwtr.org). Leafleting and vigil. Manhattan IRS office, 110 W. 44th Street, west of Sixth Ave. Noon-2 pm.

Rochester — Grannies Raging and Honking for Peace, Email. Taxes for Peace Not War! Across from the Main Post Office, Jefferson Rd. April 17, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or til 11:00pm (for the hardy patriots).

North Carolina

Durham/Chapel Hill - (336) 340-2683 or Email .War Resistance Tuesdays. April 3: Film showing, An Act of Conscience with discussion. Durham Co-op Grocery, 1101 W. Chapel Hill St., 8 pm. April 10: Introductory workshop, Internationalist Books, 405 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, 7-9 p.m. April 17: Raleigh Post Office, 300 Fayetteville St. Leafleting and more! NOON.

Ohio

Athens - People for Peace and Justice. (740) 448-3071 or Email. Leafleting and penny poll at post office. 4-7 pm.

Oregon

Eugene — Taxes for Peace Not War. (541) 342-2914 or Email. April 14: March from Federal Building to Post Office with signs like "paying taxes under protest," "refusing to pay taxes," "taxes for peace not war." Op-ed piece in local paper. April 16: Tabling, penny poll, and war tax redirection ceremony. Downtown.

Portland — Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance/WRL. (503) 238-0605 or Email. April 14: forum, "Defunding the war by legislation and WTR," location TBA. April 16 & 17: Holding "Burma Shave" signs on the local bridges during morning rush hours. April 19: Presentation of redirected taxes. Multnomah County Building, Details: (503) 281-3697 or Email.

Pennsylvania

Bucks, Montgomery, and N.E. Philadelphia Chapters of Coalition for Peace Action. (215) 547-2656. Tax day actions at Quakertown Post Office 10 am - Noon. Those who arrive to post tax returns to use $100 "tokens" to show how, if they were the government, they would spend tax revenues. Doylestown at State and Main Streets, 6-7 pm. Demonstation with a "giant budget graph" showing how much the government is spending on each category of expense.

Philadelphia Area - Conscience, Militarism and War Tax Concerns Working Group, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. (215) 241-7240 or Email. April 14: Annual gathering . April 17: Leafleting at many area post offices.

Philadelphia - Brandywine Peace Community, (610) 544-1818 or brandywine@juno.com. "!YES!" Demonstration: "YES" to Justice and Peace ("No!" to War)! "YES!" to Universal Health Care, Housing, Ending Hunger here and around the world, Programs for Youth, Immigrants, and Seniors, Crime Prevention Programs, Job Creation and Economic Conversion, Stopping Global Warming and Restoring the Environment; "NO!" to Continued Funding of War in Iraq. We are inviting community, justice, environmental, religious, and citizen groups, as well as other peace groups to join with people around the country going to Federal Buildings and the home offices of such Senators as Arlen Specter on Tax Day and to be part of the "!YES!" DEMONSTRATION. Philadelphiaa Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. Noon.

Philadelphia - Coalition for Peace Action, Lower Bucks and Northeast Philadelphia Chapters, (215) 547-2656 or Email. Tax Day demonstration to showcase the scandalous misapproportion of federal funds going to the Departement of Defense and to lift up Rep. Lynn Woolsey's new Common Sense Budget Act (H.R. 1702). At the Internal Revenue Service Center, at 11601 Roosevelt Boulevard, Tuesday, April 17, 5-6:30 p.m.

Lehigh Valley - LEPOCO and Lehigh Valley WTR Life Fund. Email or see www.lepoco.org. Leafleting at area post offices.

Rhode Island

Providence - Tax Day Vigil: “Is This War Ours?” (401) 265-3866. Vigil and Collection of Letters to Congress, U.S. Post Office, 55 Corliss St., 5:30 - 6:30. Delivery of Letters and Certificates of Ownership of War to Congress (local offices). Call for details. Sponsored by Military Families Speak Out & RI Declaration of Peace.

Texas

Austin — CodePink Austin and Austin Conscientious Objectors to Military Taxation, (512) 467-2946. Not One More Death, Not One More Dollar Tax Day Demonstration and flyering. Downtown Post Office, 4 - 6:30 pm.

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.) Email.

Vermont

Brattleboro — Windham County War Tax Resisters of Conscience, Email. Tax Day demonstration, penny poll, and redirection of $3,000 in resisted taxes to five local groups. Main Street Post Office, Saturday, April 14, between 11 a.m. and noon.

Waitsfield — War-Tax Resistance workshop, Sunday, April 15, 7 pm at Yestermorrow. Robert Riversong, war-tax resister since 1979, will present a slide show of the history of U.S. taxation, the history and heros of war tax resistance, and the methods and consequences of resistance. Literature will be available. For more information: Robert Riversong, Email or (802) 496-4452

Washington

Seattle — Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia (NACC). (206) 547-0952 or http://seanacc.org/. Leafleting "Where Your Income Taxes Really Go" flyers at the Capitol Hill post office, Broadway and Denny. Noon-1 pm. Also at main downtown Seattle post office, 3rd and Union. 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

Spokane — Peace and Justice Action League, Email or call (509) 838-7870. Penny poll to vote for which war you want to fund next. Main post office, 11:30 - 2.

Tacoma — Members of local Pax Christi group and others. (253) 961-5822 or Email. Leafleting and signage at the Main Post Office on South Pine St., April 16, 7-9 pm or so.

Wisconsin

Madison — Madison Branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Email. Leaflet to inform and remind taxpayers where their taxes are. West Side Post Office. 5-7 pm.

Milwaukee — Milwaukee War Tax Resistance and Casa Maria Catholic Worker. Lincoln Rice, (414) 344-5745. Demonstration in front of the IRS office, 211 W Wisconsin Ave. 11:30 am-1 pm. We will also make our annual trek over to Sen. Kohl's office a block away to express our concerns.

National

The Occupation Project, Voices for Creative Nonviolence — Phase Two of the Occupation Project launches on April 17—Tax Day—with a call for activists to mark “tax day” by occupying the offices of elected representatives until they pledge to vote against the next bill to provide funds for the Iraq war for next year. For more information see the Voices website.

Email or call the NWTRCC office (800-269-7464), if you have trouble reaching any of the local contacts above, and we will try to hook you up. Return to NWTRCC homepage.

*There is some confusion about the date of the last day to file. In January 2007 the IRS shifted the date nationally to Tuesday, April 17, because April 16 is a holiday in some New England states and in DC— headquarters of the IRS.

RESOURCES

"Where Your Income Tax Money Goes" pie chart for leafleting. Click here to download or order; Spanish version too.

WAND offers many ideas for tax day actions at http://www.wand.org/action%20taxday07.htm

Code Pink has created a slip to send in to the IRS. Dowload a PDF at http://www.codepinkalert.org/downloads/receipt_3up_doublesided.pdf

Recent Articles

Home News Tribune (Middlesex, NJ) - War foe says his piece with tax boycott (4/8/07)

San Francisco Chronicle - The tax bucks stop here
Resisters withhold payment in protest of U.S. sending troops to Iraq
(4/3/07)

See Cindy Sheehan's Common Dreams article
No Taxaxtion Without Representation (3/23/07)

SmartMoney - Skipping Tax Bill Is One Way Some Are Protesting Iraq War (3/21/07)

Columbia News Service -Conscientious tax resisters say they won’t fund war (2/27/07)