I’m in Eugene, Oregon at the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee conference.
So far it’s been a long administrative committee meeting (I’m an alternate on the administrative committee) talking budget and objectives and scheduling, and then meeting the people who have arrived for our regular sessions, which began after dinner tonight.
We have a pretty big crowd this time around, about fifty so far and there are more coming tomorrow morning.
And despite the numbers, we got through the “let’s go around and introduce ourselves” segment with time to spare. This group gets points for staying on-point and not getting thrown off much. In this way it bucks the trend of many grassroots activist groups, many of which can’t seem to run a meeting to save their lives. And it’s certainly not because we’re ideologically unified or lack talkative eccentrics! Somehow when it comes down to brass tacks, we get down to brass tacks.