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U.S. PEACE TAX FUND BILL GETS FIRST CONGRESSIONAL HEARING IN 20 YEARS

U.S. PEACE TAX FUND BILL GETS FIRST CONGRESSIONAL HEARING IN 20 YEARS
 The National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund will hold a news conference Thursday, May 21, immediately after the hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee's Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, about the U.S. Peace Tax Fund Bill (H.R. 1870). The congressional hearing begins at 10 a.m. and is the first in two decades since the Peace Tax Fund Bill was introduced in 1971. The news conference will begin in the same room after the hearing concludes at approximately 2 p.m. Both events will take place in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, New Jersey and Independence avenues N.E., Washington.
 The Peace Tax Fund Bill amends the Internal Revenue Code so that a taxpayer, conscientiously opposed to participating in war, can pay his or her taxes in full and have the part of those taxes equal to the current military portion of the federal budget paid into a government trust fund for non-military purposes.
 A panel of religious supporters of the Peace Tax Fund Bill will speak at the hearing and the subsequent news conference:
 -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton from Detroit.
 -- Episcopalian Rt. Rev. William Davidson from Loveland, Colo.
 -- Historic Peace Churches, represented by John A. Lapp,
 executive secretary of the Mennonite Central Committee, Akron,
 Pa.
 -- Rabbi Philip Bentley, president, Jewish Peace Fellowship,
 Santa Fe, N.M.
 -- Chaplain Nelson Stone, major in the U.S. Army Reserves, Fargo,
 N.D.
 -- Rev. Herbert D. Valentine, moderator of the Presbyterian
 Church U.S.A, Baltimore.
 -- Methodist Bishop Joe Yeakel, president of the Council of
 Bishops, Michigan.
 In addition to the panel of religious leaders, Rep. Andrew Jacobs (D-Ind.), the lead sponsor of the bill in the House, and Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.) will speak. Other speakers at the hearing will include taxpayers who have deeply held religious or ethical convictions opposed to paying military taxes, legal and constitutional scholars and representatives of the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.
 The Peace Tax Fund Bill would establish a board of trustees to administer the funds contributed by taxpayers conscientiously opposed to participation in war. The bill would allow a significant minority of this country's citizens to make positive contributions to the work of this society without violating their religious beliefs.
 Following are spokespersons regarding Peace Tax Fund Bill (compiled by National Campaign for a Peach Tax Fund (NCPTF)):
 Tom Cordaro Rev. Nelson Stone, CH(MAJ-P)
 Disarmament Coordinator Chaplain, Major-Promotable
 Pax Christi U.S.A U.S. Army Reserve
 (Roman Catholic) 311 Evacuation Hospital
 348 East Tenth St. (United Church of Christ)
 Erie, PA 16503 1101 17th Avenue South
 814-453-4955 Fargo, ND 58103
 701-232-8985 (mornings, T-F)
 Ken Giles, represents Jewish Peace 701-235-4521 (evenings)
 Fellowship on board of NCPTF
 4525 Burlington Pl., N.W. Bishop Walter Sullivan
 Washington, D.C. 20016 Diocese of Richmond, VA
 202-686-9479 (evenings) (Roman Catholic)
 811 Cathedral Place, Suite B
 Mary Miller, Executive Secretary Richmond, VA 23220
 Episcopal Peace Fellowship 804-359-5661
 and board member, NCPTF
 P.O. Box 8156 Rev. William Yolton, minister
 Washington, D.C. 20038 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)
 202-783-3380 (days) and Executive Director,
 410-783-1847 (evenings) National Interreligious
 Service Board for
 Rosa Packard Conscientious Objectors
 board member, NCPTF 1601 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
 Counsels conscientious objectors No. 750nnecticut Ave., N.W.
 NY Yearly Meeting of Friends Washington, D.C. 20009
 (Quaker) 202-483-4510
 208 W. Old Mill Rd.
 Greenwich, CT 06831
 203-661-8946
 Ben Richmond, Executive Secretary
 Friends United Meeting (Quaker)
 & Chair of the board for NCPTF
 101 Quaker Hill Drive
 Richmond, IN 47374
 317-962-7573 (days)
 317-935-3289 (evenings)
 CONTACT: Marian Franz of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, 202-483-3751.
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