Every year, we are asked to help pay for war through our income taxes. Some of us refuse to pay.

Please join us to raise $1,000 to celebrate Henry David Thoreau, an American war tax resistance icon and writer. July was a momentous month for Thoreau, who was born on July 12, 1817. Twenty-nine years later, he spent a night in jail in July 1846 for not paying poll taxes as part of his opposition to the Mexican-American War. This experience helped inspire him to write the influential essay Civil Disobedience, containing his famous line, “If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood.”

Join us this month in celebrating Thoreau’s contributions to our movement by starting your own fundraising page or donating to NWTRCC directly.

The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee is the only national organization that exists primarily to provide support and information to people who are interested in refusing to fund the United States military budget through individual resistance. We are also a community - resisters from a variety of backgrounds and income levels meet together twice a year throughout the country, meet in local affiliate groups, and communicate via our newsletter, website, social media, and an e-mail conversation list.

Our annual budget is around $35,000-40,000, but we accomplish a lot with that:
  • running a telephone hotline for prospective and current resisters
  • providing detailed publications online and in print that assist people in making informed choices about their war tax resistance
  • printing a bimonthly newsletter
  • promoting war tax resistance via our website, blog and social media presence
  • organizing twice-yearly conferences around the country for resisters to meet, socialize, and strategize

With your help, we can continue our work and do even more.


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