Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

Sam
Koplinka-Loehr

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Topics

Building a Democracy Movement

Sam lives in Philadelphia and is a white, 25-year old, genderqueer activist and organizer (who uses they/them pronouns). They grew up in the peace movement and they have a decade of community organizing experience for economic, racial, and environmental justice. They are actively involved with campaigns against police violence as well as mass incarceration. Their work focuses on building a stronger connection between the older generation of the peace movement and current movements for racial justice. Towards that goal, they helped spearhead a national effort for people to refuse paying taxes to the federal government — as the majority of tax dollars go to the military and militarization of communities around the globe  — and redirect that money to Black, Brown, and Indigenous organizers who are working for liberation.