by Ruth Benn
Update: April 16, 2007
Brooklyn, NY - Post offices, federal buildings, and IRS offices will be the site of leafleting and vigils during the last days to file 2006 taxes on April 16 and 17. Demonstrators will declare “YES” to funding for human needs and “NO” to continued funding for war. Anger among taxpayers is rising as Congress approves billions more dollars for the wars and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, even as polls show 70% of Americans disapprove of the war in Iraq.
In more than a dozen towns and cities across Maine taxpayers will be handed flyers declaring, “Schools or tanks? Health Care or Bombs? Which Will You Pay For?” In Fort Collins, Colorado, postal patrons will be greeted with “Take Back the Pie” signs and handed a piece of pie and a pie chart flyer showing how half of income taxes pay for past, present, and future wars. The “YES!” demonstration at the Federal Building in Philadelphia will demand a shift from war funding to other programs including universal health care; housing; ending hunger; programs for youth, immigrants, and seniors; stopping global warming and restoring the environment.
The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) has collected a list of tax day actions to share with activists and the media. It is attached below and posted on the internet at www.nwtrcc.org/taxday2007.htm.