Southern California War Tax Resistance
War Tax Resistance Gathering
Mini-Conference for Activists
Los Angeles * May 4-6, 2018
1251 S. St. Andrews Place,
Los Angeles, CA 90019

“Divest! From War, Occupation, Violence, and Exploitative Forces” — A panel presentation about different divestment movements with a focus on linking our movements more effectively. Panelists include: Dr. Melina Abdullah, Black Lives Matter; Jim Haber, Bay Area activist on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions; Paula Kahn, organizer with CodePink's Divest from the War Machine campaign; and Anne Barron, San Diego Peace Resource Center, war tax divestment organizer. (Fri, May 4, 7 pm)

“Peace and Justice Organizing and Strategies in a Disturbing Time” — Reports from local organizers and activists from around the country, sharing successful campaing strategies, and planning concrete steps we can all take to strengthen our work for change. In large and small groups. Sat, May 5, 10 am)

Workshops: Introduction to War Tax Resistance/Refusing to Pay Taxes for War for Beginners.

Q&A session for current war tax resisters; social media skills-building; starting our own media with Citizen Truth founders; historical overview of Quaker war tax resistance. Sat. May 5, 1:30 – 3:45)

The Poor People’s Campaign and Confronting Racism-— An overview of this new national campaign with part of the session looking at how racism permeates our culture and some of our own organizations, with discussion and action steps.
(Sat. May 5, 4 - 5:45 pm)

Hosted by members of Southern California War Tax Resistance and Alternative Fund
Co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace LA Chapter, LA Catholic Worker, and National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Come for one session or the full program

The program is free, but if you would like to join us for meals a donation will be requested.

For More Information Contact Cathy Deppe at (408) 206-7992 or Anne Barron at (619) 836-2494
Visit the National War Tax Coordinating Committee Website NWTRCC

CPUSA Worker Center
1251 S. St. Andrews Place,
Los Angeles, CA 90019
War Resisters League
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Southern California War Tax Resistance
Refusing to Pay for War
Occupation and Violence

Southern California War Tax Resistance provides information and support for conscientious war tax resisters in the Los Angeles area in Southern California. In addition, we operate the Southern California War Tax Alternative Fund — a local alternative fund for resisted war taxes — offer informational workshops, provide individual counseling, do public outreach and hold demonstrations. We welcome you to contact us if you are considering some form of war tax refusal and could use some assistance, or just have a question. If you are already a Southern California resister, we hope you will join us for mutual support and collective action. If you are not in a position to resist taxes, but would like to support those who do, we can always use your help! We look forward to working together for peace and justice.

Southern California War Tax Resistance is affiliated with the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Southern California War Tax Resistance (SCWTR)

The Southern California War Tax Alternative Fund

The Southern California War Tax Alternative Fund (SCWTAF) is made up of money not paid as taxes by people who have refused part or all of federal income and/or telephone excise taxes in opposition to payment for war and in an attempt to redirect spending towards peace and social needs. The Alternative Fund serves in the following ways:

  • A Holding Account for Unpaid Taxes:
    The war tax refuser may recover their money from the Fund if the IRS levies wages, accounts, or property, or for any other reason. The interest is used for grants.
  • Distribution of Interest on the SCWTAF:
    Fund depositors annually make grants to groups and programs serving peace and human needs. This combines the refusal to support warfare and destruction with a positive statement for funding real human needs. The Fund is held in banks serving underfunded communities.
  • Confirmation of Sincerity:
    Many Fund depositors consider it important to inform the public and/or the IRS of their desire to contribute to constructive purposes, but not to war. For these refusers, depositing the "war tax" in the Alternative Fund demonstrates that the refusers are engaged in conscientious war tax resistance, not tax avoidance.

The Fund was founded in 1979. The Fund has granted over $100,000 to local and international projects and organizations.