New York City People's Life Fund

168 Canal Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10013

2019: This group is inactive, but feel free to browse the site for the interesting history of NYC PLF.


2017 War Tax Redirection


Filthy Rotten System tax day 2017
On tax day April 18, 2017 The People's Life Fund joined war tax resisters and peace and justice activists from NYC War Resisers League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, NYC Catholic Worker, Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action NYS for a protest at the IRS office in Manhattan. Filthy Rotten System (right) provided entertainment and took a break while People's Life Fund redirected $2,000.00 in monies donated by war tax resisters to local community groups in the New York City area.

Every year we strive to identify the kinds of groups doing work in our community that we would prefer our war taxes to go to. This year the organizations were:


redirection ceremony NYC

The New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC). They have been doing advocacy work for prisoners in New York State.

Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) who work with South East Asian youth in New York City,

Picture the Homeless, a group that has received support from The People's Life Fund before for their work with people in the community who have been adversely affected by income inequality and

The arts group Superhero Clubhouse which is creating a performance this summer combining residents of an assisted living community with a group of 5th graders to be performed in community gardens on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Left: Jerry Goralnick, Su from DRUM, Bobby Hieger (PLF Manager), and Lanxing Fu accepting the check for Superhero Clubhouse.

Photos by Ed Hedemann.

For report from previous years, see the Redirections page.