April 12 - Colorado Springs , Colorado
11:45am-1pm. A penny-poll was hosted downtown at the southwest corner of Pikes Peak and Tejon Street.
For more information, contact Mary Sprunger-Froese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 13 - Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Vigil to protest federal tax dollars for war and environmental harm, U.S. Army Reserve, 5130 W. Silver Spring Dr. Sponsored by Milwaukee War Tax Resistance, Casa Maria Catholic Worker, & Peace Action of Wisconsin from noon to 1pm. For more info, contact Lincoln or Mikel, Casa Maria at email@example.com.
April 13 - San Diego Area , California
9:30am-2pm. Public Hearing by the People on the Immoral Budget & March to the Border. Event began at Casa Familiar Civic Center (212 W Park, San Ysidro, CA). This event was the last stop on the Emergency Truth & Poverty Tour. Sponsored by the California Poor People’s Campaign. For more information, see their Facebook event page.
April 14 - Berkeley , California
Northern California People’s Life Fund gathered at the BFUU Fellowship Hall
(1924 Cedar St., Berkeley—Near North Berkeley BART) and distributed $15,000 in
redirected taxes to peace and justice organizations. The program included a
potluck dinner and the Granting Ceremony. For more information see, www.nowartax.org or
April 15 - Brattleboro , Vermont
WTR Information Tabling outside of the Brattleboro Food Coop, 2 Main Street, from 10am to 3pm. Sponsored by Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance. For more info, contact Daniel Sicken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 15 - Brooklyn , New York
Peace Action Bay Ridge Tax Day Action:
MOVE THE MONEY! Every hour, taxpayers in the United States are paying $8.36
million for Total Cost of Wars Since 2001. Every hour, taxpayers in the United
States are paying $2.19 million for nuclear weapons. This is unacceptable!
Distribution of flyers to the neighbors
at Fort Hamilton Post Office, 89th St and 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge, from 9:30 to
For more info:
email@example.com; (917) 579-6860 or follow this link.
April 15 - Brunswick
April 15 - Chicago , Illinois
“Don’t Pay Any War Tax Demonstration.” At
Federal Plaza on the Corner of Dearborn & Adams, 11:00am-1pm. Included a
public act of Civil Disobedience. Sponsored by the War Resister League –
Chicago Chapter. For more information, see www.wrlchicago.org.
April 15 - Concord and Manchester , New Hampshire
Members of New Hampshire's office of
American Friends Service Committee met with staffers from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and
Maggie Hassan in Manchester, and with Congresswoman Anne McLane Kuster’s
District Director in Concord.
April 15 - Des Moines
“Tax Justice, Where Should our Taxes Go?
Presidential Candidate Forum” at Northwest Community Center (5110 Franklin
Ave). Catholic Peace Ministry, Iowa Citizens Action Network, Progress Iowa,
Methodist Federation of Social Action, STAR*PAC, and WILPF Des Moines invited
all presidential candidates to answer three questions, one focused on reducing
military spending, one on climate crisis priorities and one on shifting the tax
burden to the wealthy.
April 15 - Des Moines , Iowa
Rally at the Des Moines Federal Building
– 210 Walnut at 1:30pm. A petition against taxes for war was delivered to
Senators Ernst and Grassley. Petition to sign can be found here.
Sponsored by Catholic Peace Ministry, Iowa Citizen Action Network, Iowa Peace
Network, Methodist Federation of Social Action, Progress Iowa, STAR*PAC
and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
April 15 - Eugene , Oregon
Taxes for Peace Not War, along with Community Alliance of Lane County, 350 Eugene, Oregon Women’s Action for New Directions, & Extinction Rebellion rallied at the old Federal Building at 211 East 7th Ave (location of IRS office). At 4pm they delivered a signed letter to the IRS. Then they marched to the new Federal building at 405 East 8th Avenue to deliver copies of the letter to federal representative Peter DeFazio and federal Senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden. The event included signs, chants, songs, and speeches. People interested in signing the letter or needing more information can call Sue Barnhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 15 - Madison , Wisconsin
Peace Vigil in front of the Dane County courthouse in Madison (215 S Hamilton St.) from noon to 1pm. This was a collaboration with Madison’s Monday Peace Vigil, which has been hosting a weekly Monday Vigil for Peace for the last 38 years.
April 15 - Manhattan , New York
Protest Tax Dollars for War! Vigil and leafleting in front of the Internal Revenue Service at 290 Duane Street (at Broadway) in lower Manhattan. Protesting tax dollars being spent on U.S. wars and the military and supporting those who openly refuse payment for these wars but, instead, reroute their tax dollars from the IRS to groups promoting peace and supporting human needs. About 40 people showed up (despite ample wind and rain) to demand Congress slash the Pentagon budget.
Initiated by: NYC War Resisters League; Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace; Bronx Peace Action; Code Pink NYC; Granny Peace Brigade and others.
April 15 - Portland , Oregon
7:30-9am. Sign-holding on Portland bridges (Burma Shave Style). Met at E. Burnside and MLK Jr. Blvd. Sponsored by War Resisters League - Portland.
For more information, email: email@example.com.
April 15 - Seattle , Washington
April 15 - South Bend , Indiana
April 15 - Wilmington , Delaware
Annual Tax Day Military Budget
Demonstration at Rodney Square, Central Downtown Wilmington (1000 N Market
Street). Met at the civic center piece from noon to 1pm. Sponsored by Pacem in Terris Delaware.
April 16 - Portland , Maine
Let’s talk taxes! Over Pizza: Presentation, Conversation & Action at Abromson Community Education Center, Room 216 at 4:00pm. Free and open to the public, to reflect on federal budget and values. Sponsored by Peace Action Maine, with Devon Grayson-Wallace, former FCNL lobbyist and board member of Peace Action Maine. Flyer here. For more information visit the Facebook event here.
April 17 - Belfast , Maine
Free Screening of “An Act of Conscience”
at the Belfast Free Library (106 High St.) at 6:00pm. A post-film discussion
was led by former NWTRCC Administrative Committee member Jason Rawn.
Sponsored by Waldo County Peace & Justice (https://www.facebook.com/WaldoPeaceandJustice/).
April 17 - Boston , Massachusetts
Tax Day March & Rally at Uphams
Corner in Dorchester at 4:30-8pm. Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.
Speakers included Rep. Ayanna Pressley; State Senator Jamie Eldridge; Rev. Vernon Walker;
Kevin Peterson (New Democracy Coalition); Maryellen Kurkulos (Massachusetts Peace Action); Father
Edwin Johnson f(St. Mary’s
Michael Kane, Executive
Director of National
Alliance of HUD Tenants;
Joseph Gerson from Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common
‘A time to protest this war budget and
stand up for a federal budget that reflects our true values. Already our
Pentagon budget is 9 times larger than the Russian military budget. It makes up
60% of the entire discretionary budget. We are funding a trillion dollars
nuclear weapons upgrade. But now the Republicans and some Democrats want to
take away even more money from the rest of us to fund their wars and stuff the
pockets of the military companies who fund their campaigns and give them big
jobs when they retire. Such a budget guarantees that more Iraqs, Afghanistans, Libyas, Syrias and Yemens are
on the way.
On this day we pay our taxes, we say No
Way! It’s time to put our tax money into projects that make our country the
kind of society we can be proud of.’
You can watch a video of the event here. For
more information visit http://masspeaceaction.org/event/tax-day-2019-dorchester/
April 17 - St. Louis , Missouri
Penny Poll and Distribution of WRL Piechart Budget 2020 at 4 South Central Clayton from noon to 1pm. Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom & Peace Economy Project. For more information, contact Chrissy Kirchhoefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 18 - Brooklyn , New York
How the Pentagon Robs Our City! 7 to 9 pm. With Bill Hartung, Jan R. Weinberg and Christine Lewis. Discussion on how the war economy drains NYC resources, and ways we can get active to turn it around, as well as two active campaigns: "Move the Money" & "Divest from the War Machine." Then, working groups formed to plan actions. Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting Hose, 110 Schermerhorn St, corner of Boerum Place.
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace,
Peace & Social Action Committee of Brooklyn Friends (Quakers), Fort Greene
Peace; Granny Peace Brigade; Park Slope United Methodist Church Social Action
Committee; Pax Christie Metro New York (list in formation). A summary of the
event and pictures on this link. For
more info, please email email@example.com
April 25 - Walpole , Massachusetts
From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, the Walpole Peace and Justice Group held a tax day rally as part of the GDAMS, calling for a reduction in military spending and a redirection of those funds to human services. A 40 feet budget banner was displayed, showing where the Federal discretionary budget is spent today. The banner was comprised of colored cloth segments, each proportional in length to the budget category. The 2020 federal budget as proposed by the President transfers tens of billions of dollars from education, affordable housing, climate protection, medical care, hunger assistance, and social security directly to the military budget. The People’s Budget in Congress as a positive alternative. The vigil took place at the Walpole Common on the corner of Main and West Streets. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Read an article on this action here.
May 3-5 - Washington, DC, Conference , Columbia
The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating
had their National Conference under the theme “Divest the Pentagon – Invest in
People”. The program included a report back from a recent Code Pink delegation
to Iran, a workshop on Building a Peace Economy, an Introductory War Tax
Resistance Workshop, and more. It took place at St. Stephen & the
Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC. For more
information, here's a summary of
May 4 - Manhattan , New York
International Conference Growing
Nuclear Risks in a Changing world: New Thinking and Movement Building.
Initiated by American Friends Service
Committee; Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; International
Peace Bureau; Peace Action (New York and New Jersey); Western States Legal
foundation; Peace and Planet; Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung; International Trade
Union Confederation. At Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square. Download
the flyer here.
May 6 - Albany , New York
Women Against War's “Pathways to Peace Committee” met on the outside steps of the LOB in Albany at noon, standing in conjunction with fellow citizens around the world during the Global Days of Action on Military Spending to draw attention to the pressing need “to push governments to invest money in the sectors of health, education, employment and climate change rather than military”.
A press conference was held at 12:30 at
the LOB, to denounce how the billions spent annually in the guise of defense
rob government, including NYS, of the capacity to adequately support human
Following the press conference, where Assemblyman Phil Steck was
a speaker, protesters moved inside the Capitol to vigil and leaflet on the
issue of our militarized budget outside the Assembly Chamber as members
You can read the full speech that was read by clicking here.
An article was also published on Times Union (here) and a radio interview to Maureen Aumand aired on The Focus on Albany Show (here).