Taxes for Peace — Not for War!
May 17, 2021 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
On Monday, May 17 — the final day to file federal income taxes — we will demonstrate against federal income taxes being spent on the U.S. military and its wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, and other countries instead of being spent on desperately needed medical care, climate change, housing, education, pollution abatement, meaningful jobs, and general improvement in the quality of life.
The demonstration begins at 3 pm at the Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station, 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue.
At 3:30 pm we will march down Eighth Avenue to 32nd Street. We will be joined by Rude Mechanical Orchestra.
From 4 to 5 pm we will protest, vigil, and leaflet at the General Post Office and Moynihan Train Hall.
Please join us with signs, banners, leaflets, singing, masks, all the while maintaining 6 feet of spacing.
We will also be providing information about refusing to pay taxes for war. For more information on how federal income taxes dollars are spent, please see the War Resisters League’s “pie chart”
Sponsors: NYC War Resisters League, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Brooklyn For Peace, Peace Action New York State, Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action of Staten Island, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear Free World, Catholic Worker, Kairos Community (list in formation).
NYC War Resisters League