Hosted by the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) and
The program is open to everyone with an interest in war tax resistance. Come for the whole weekend or one session (see below for program outline). Sunday morning, May 3, is an open organizational business meeting for NWTRCC.
FRIDAY EVENING, May 1
5 - 7:30 pm: Arrival, Registration, Dinner
7:30 pm: War tax resisters and the Obama budget, plus reports from Tax Day Actions (personal or group) and War Tax Boycott results.
Saturday, May 2
8 am - Breakfast
9 am - Welcome, Introductions, and Logistics. Small and large group discussions on the status of the War Tax Boycott, organizing strategies, possible preview of NWTRCC's new introductory film; update on IRS activity and trends in war tax resistance.
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm: Panel presentation on the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Bill followed by discussion; WTR 101-introductory/how-to workshop;
6:00 - Dinner
Evening - Free time to tour the area. We will also have available some recent war tax resistance/peace tax campaign films for viewing.
Sunday, May 3:
9:00 am - noon: NWTRCC Business Meeting
Agenda includes continuing work on boycott and video; consultant review; check-in on priorities and budget approved at November meeting; selecting new Administrative Committee members; renewal of endorsement of Peace Tax Fund legislation; literature updates and new resource ideas. All welcome!
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, Hosted by local war tax resisters and friends. The mini-conference and meetings will be held at Community Mennonite Church, 70 South High St., cmcva.org/online. The Sunday meeting location will be at local office or home. Our meetings will be near the campus of Eastern Mennonite University, www.emu.edu.
Travel: Driving: Harrisonburg is right off Interstate 81. We will try to help connect folks for car pools. By Rail: Amtrak stops in Staunton and Charlottesville. (Staunton a bit closer.) By Air: Shenandoah Valley Airport, 20 minutes from Harrisonburg; Charlottesville (CHO), an hour away; Dulles International (IAD), 2 hours distance. Dulles will be cheaper, but please factor in the extra time. We will help with transportation between DC and Harrisonburg. (Please fly to Dulles if you fly to DC; it is the closest of the DC airports.) By bus: The closest bus station is in Charlottesville, an hour away.
Housing: Housing is in homes with local hosts.
Meals: The program begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday. All meals are simple, vegetarian meals. Everyone will be asked to share in preparation or cleanup.
Costs: $15 registration fee in advance for the full weekend for those who can afford it; those attending for part of the weekend are asked to make a contribution in advance or during the weekend. No one will be turned away.
Local contact: Ray Gingerich, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (540) 434-6876. Further travel and housing details will be sent after you
I am (we are) coming to the war tax resistance gathering in Harrisonburg, VA
# attending: _____Adults _____Children for: Full weekend Partial weekend
If partial, please check meals you will need:
Saturday: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast Lunch
____ I live in the Harrisonburg area and can offer housing for ___person(s).
____ I/we need a bed(s), please ____ Floor space OK ____
(Organizers will contact you if you need to bring a sleeping bag.)
____ I/we will find our own accommodations
I/We will be staying over these nights: Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Special needs: ____ Vegan ____
Pet or other allergies: ___________________
I will be arriving by Air Car Train Bus
Airline/Flight Number/airport: ___________________________
Bus/Train Info: _____________________________
Date/approx. arrival time: ___________________________
Air/bus/train departure date and time_______________________
____ I need driving directions.
____ I can offer rides to ___ people from my area
____ I need to be picked up at the ___ Shenandoah Valley airport
___ Charlottesville bus station
____ Amtrak station in Staughton ____ Amtrak Station in Charlottesville
____ Charlottesville airport ____ Dulles airport
Fees and Registration Deadline
We are asking $15 registration fee for the weekend, or donations if you are attending part of the time. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, although a collection may be taken up during the weekend if costs have not been covered.
___ $15 registration fee
(Please make checks payable to NWTRCC)
Please register by April 17 if possible (mail, phone, fax, email!) - especially if you need housing. Harrisonburg area folks coming for part of the weekend may register with the local contact above.