Divest from War, Invest in People: War Tax Resistance Gathering
War Tax Resistance Gathering + Coordinating Committee Meeting — Los Angeles, CA — May 4-6, 2018
Hosted by members of Southern California War Tax Resistance and Alternative Fund and co-sponsored by Veterans For Peace (Los Angeles Chapter), Los Angeles Catholic Worker + National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee
Join us the first weekend in May for “Divest from War, Invest in People,” with a mini-conference on Friday evening and Saturday. The program will include discussions and strategizing with activists from various divestment campaigns; introductory war tax resistance workshop and update sessions for current resisters; reports from tax season organizing and individual and group redirections; plus great meals courtesy of Los Angeles Food Not Bombs! and good company. We plan to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations on Saturday evening and visit Arlington West on the beach in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon. The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee meeting is held on Sunday morning.
CPUSA Worker Center
1251 S. St Andrews Place
Los Angeles, California 90019
The closest airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about 1 hour from the Center. Please take travel time to and from the airport into account for arrivals and departures. Amtrak has trains into Los Angeles from most points in the country. Greyhound has service to Los Angeles. Driving and more detailed directions
Please let us know your arrival time so that we can connect travelers or consolidate pick ups. More information will be sent after you register, or call the NWTRCC office for help. Please register with NWTRCC if you need housing or are joining us for meals. Arrival egistration begin at 5 pm on Friday.
There is floor space at the CPUSA Worker Center, and housing will be arranged with local hosts also. If you are someone who can offer a bed or know potential hosts in Los Angeles, please contact Cathy Deppe.
The program begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday. All meals are vegetarian, and everyone is asked to help with prep and clean up. Please note special diets on the registration form.
We are asking $20 registration fee in advance for those who can afford it. No one will be turned away. Those who come for part of the weekend are asked to make a contribution in advance or on site. Pay with Paypal online, or make checks payable to NWTRCC and send to the NWTRCC office, PO Box 150553, Brooklyn, NY 11215. You may also pay onsite.
BY APRIL 20th via the TICKETING LINK ON THIS EVENT INVITE Complete the ONLINE FORM provided via link. No tickets issued or required. Full travel and housing details will be sent after you register.
The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is a coalition of groups from across the U.S., formed in 1982 to provide information and support to people involved in or considering some form of war tax resistance (WTR). Affiliate organizations and individual supporters are joined together in a common struggle for a more just and peaceful society.
We oppose militarism and war and refuse to complicitly participate in the tax system which supports such violence. NWTRCC sees poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, economic exploitation, environmental destruction and militarization of law enforcement as integrally linked with the militarism which we abhor. Through the redirection of our tax dollars NWTRCC members contribute directly to the struggle for peace and justice for all. MORE INFO: www.nwtrcc.org