Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia Records
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The Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia (NACC) began in 1979 in Bellport, New York under the name Conscience and Military Tax Campaign-U.S., (with the "s" in "Conscience" sometimes replace with a dollar sign). CMTC worked to assert U.S. taxpayers' rights of conscience, "to support those who refuse to pay for war and preparations for war, and who wish for their taxes to be used only for peaceful, life-affirming purposes." CMTC provided legal support to war tax resisters, and established an escrow account for the resisters to deposit funds, in the event that the Internal Revenue Service would garnish their wages or levy their bank accounts. Interest on the escrow account was used to make grants to support war tax resistance and to promote projects working for peace and social justice. CMTC published the Conscience & Military Tax Campaign Newsletter from ca. 1980 through 1995. The organization moved from Bellport, New York to Seattle, Washington in Spring, 1986. In 1995, CMTC changed its name to the Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia, and though war tax resistance remained its primary focus, it broadened its agenda to use "nonviolent action to create political and social change...and to build a society based upon community, economic justice, environmental awareness, personal empowerment, and feminist, queer-positive, and anti-racist principles." Its newsletter was renamed Nonviolent Action in 1995. NACC is affiliated with the War Resisters League and the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.
This collection contains various records from the Conscience & Military Tax Campaign-U.S and the later Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia.
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia.
This collection remains unprocessed and in the order in which it was processed. This finding aid was created by Declan White in May 2011.
Items removed: posters, newsletters, and a sticker.
- Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia
- Conscience & Military Tax Campaign-U.S
- University Friends Meeting (Seattle, Wash.)
- Tax protests and appeals -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Tax protests and appeals -- History -- Sources
- War tax resistance -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Peace Movements -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Peace Movements -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History -- Sources
- Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Direct action -- History -- Sources
- Endowments -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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- Copyright to the Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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