To: I.R.S. Commissioner Charles P. Rettig

Refuse to Pay for War

Petition Text

We are divesting from the taxes that fund war and investing in people, planet, and justice. The United States’ endless war on terror is continuing with drone warfare in Afghanistan and from over 800 overseas military bases outside the United States. In addition, the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act approved $25 billion more in funding for fiscal year 2022 than the Pentagon requested. We are not waiting for government approval of our actions. We are divesting from war by refusing some or all of our federal tax dollars that fund it, or by living below the taxable income level. We invite you to join us in this public campaign of civil disobedience to war and war funding.

Why is this important?

The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) network will promote this statement during the 2022 tax season. As Tax Day nears, the statement and its signers will be included in NWTRCC’s press release. We will also include the statement and its signers as part of NWTRCC’s Tax Day 2022 report at the end of April.

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The complete list of signers can be found here: