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War Tax Resistance–Is it for you? Maine War Tax Resistance workshop/action planning on Feb. 4

Mon, Jan 30, 2012

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PLEASE PASS ALONG TO OTHERS IN YOUR GROUP OR AREA. MY APOLOGIES IF YOU ALREADY RECEIVED THIS.

I realize that this gathering in Bangor may not be convenient for many of you. We could do at least the workshop part farther south–Portland or Brunswick or Lewiston or that vicinity. IF YOU CAN HELP ARRANGE A WORKSHOP IN THAT AREA, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

 ANNUAL MEETING AND WORKSHOP

Maine War Tax Resisters

and WTR Supporters

 

Saturday, February 4th, 2012, 10 AM-3PM

(SNOW DATE: Sunday,  February 5th, 2012, Same Time and Place)

 

Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Bangor

(96 Harlow St. #100, downtown Bangor, near Library and City Hall)

 

Agenda:

10 AM-Noon -Workshops for resisters/supporters

              Workshop A: “Introduction to/basics of war tax resistance”

                 Workshop B: Counseling/supporting current  resisters

 

Noon-1 PM  – Potluck Lunch, Bring Food to Share 

(Refrigerator and microwave but not stove)

1-3 PM -Planning to Promote WTR – plans for April 15 and before and connecting to other local/national campaigns to excite people in Maine about how not to pay for war.       

 

More info: Larry Dansinger, Maine WTR Resource Center

(207) 525-7776  •  rosc@psouth.net

Dear War Tax Resisters and War Tax Resistance Supporters in Maine,

 

You are invited to attend the annual Maine statewide workshop and gathering of war tax resisters and supporters on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. #100, Bangor, Maine.  See the attached flyer for a schedule and other details. In case of bad weather on February 4th, call 525-7776 before 8 am or the previous evening to see if the meeting is postponed to the snow date of February 5th, same time and place. Whether you are interested in beginning war tax resistance, have been or are a resister, or want to learn more about how to do it, this meeting will provide information and help you decide what new directions and actions you can take.

 

Directions to the Peace and Justice Center – From I – 95 (from south or north or west) Take Exit 184 and turn at top of the ramp (right if coming from the south, left if coming from the north) onto Union St. Go to traffic light (14th Street), turn left onto 14th, go one long block and straight thru a traffic light. Follow that road for about a ¼ mile and the road becomes Harlow Street. Go past the Federal Building on right, Bangor library on left, and the Center is in the next block. Parking on the street is fine on weekends. #96 I on the right. If you are lost, call the Center at 942-9343.

Directions to the Peace and Justice Center – From Downeast or Midcoast Take Route 1A from Ellsworth or Route 15 from Bucksport or Route 1A from Belfast-Winterport into Bangor. From Bucksport or Ellsworth, Take I-395 west to the Main Street exit. Take Main Street into downtown Bangor. After crossing the Kenduskeag Stream, the street becomes State St., Turn hard left onto the next street, which is Harlow Street. Look for #96 on the left. If you are lost, call the Center at 942-9343.

For carpooling or questions, contact Larry Dansinger at 525-7776 or rosc@psouth.net.

The morning session (10 AM-noon) will have two concurrent workshops, one for people new to war tax resistance, those considering it, and those just wanting more information, and one for more experienced resisters.
Lunch will follow from 12-1 (bring food to share for a potluck, kitchen is available but no stove).
The afternoon session (1-3 PM) will primarily focus on Tax Day activities on or before April 15 and how to promote WTR in this atmosphere of war. We will also discuss connections to national WTR campaigns and to Maine’s Bring Our War $$ Home campaign.

If you cannot attend this meeting but want to support war tax resistance work in Maine, or if you want more information on the how-to’s or rewards and possible consequences of war tax resistance, contact Larry Dansinger at the Resource Center.  Also, please let Larry know if you DO NOT want to continue to receive WTR e/mailings. IF YOU GET THIS BY MAIL AND WANT TO RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION BY EMAIL IN THE FUTURE, JUST SEND A NOTICE TO rosc@psouth.net.

The Maine WTR Resource Center needs financial support to continue its work. Please send contributions to:

 

Larry Dansinger, Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center, 161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951, (207) 525-7776, rosc@psouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

                                 

 

 

 

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