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|An Introduction to War Tax Resistance|
|Date||Thursday May 10|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94402
|smpa [at] sanmateopeaceaction.org|
Do you oppose the war? Why help pay for it?
More than half of our federal income taxes are used for militarism, but for people whose conscience will not allow them to willingly support war and military funding, there may be an answer. On Thursday evening, May 10, find out more about how to conduct this form of conscientious objection.
Peace Action of San Mateo County will host Susan Quinlan from Northern California War Tax Resistance, who will talk about the variety of ways we as citizens can avoid paying taxes that support our country's war effort. Whether income or long distance phone tax, there are ways for citizens to follow their conscience and avoid - initially at least - supporting situations such as the disastrous Iraq war and occupation and the possible duplication in Iran. Many of these methods are completely legal.
The presentation will include a slide show, personal stories, methods and consequences, questions and answers. There will be a variety of literature available as well.
Topics will include:
- Creative legal protests
- Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes
- Possible consequences of this form of civil disobedience
- Living below the level of taxable income
- Phone tax resistance
- Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community organizations
- Local support networks for war tax resisters
Come find out about the what, why and how of war tax resistance - just one more way to oppose the war and militarism in general.