Northern California War Tax Resistance provides information and support
for conscientious war tax resisters in Northern California, primarily in
the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, we operate the People’s
Life 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 or war tax
refusal and could use some assistance, or just have a question. If you
are already a Bay Area 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.
NCWTR is one of the many local WTR groups
nationwide affiliated with the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating
Committee (NWTRCC). As a member organization, our guiding
principles are in agreement with NWTRCC’s
statement of purpose:
Affiliate organizations and individual supporters are joined
together in a common struggle for a more just and peaceful society. We
oppose militarism and war and refuse to complicitly participate in the
tax system which supports such violence.
NWTRCC sees poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, economic
exploitation, environmental destruction and militarization of law
enforcement as integrally linked with the militarism which we abhor.
Through the redirection of our tax dollars NWTRCC members
contribute directly to the struggle for peace and justice for all.
NWTRCC promotes war tax resistance within the context of a
broad range of nonviolent strategies for social change, and is firmly
embedded in the peace movement.
NWTRCC’s goal is to maintain and build a national
movement of conscientious objectors to military taxes by supporting,
coordinating and publicizing the WTR actions of groups and
individuals. These actions include: war tax resistance, protest, and
refusal; the redirection of military taxes to meet human needs; support
of the U.S. Peace Tax Fund Bill; and adjustment of lifestyle
to avoid tax liability.
WTR actions are undertaken in accordance with each
individual’s moral, religious or political conscience, and are
hoped to contribute toward changing the priorities and policies of the
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