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Virtual Town Hall: Will Congress Expand Military Draft Registration to Women?
September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Truth in Recruitment and the Santa Barbara Friends Meeting (Quakers) invites the Central Coast community to a virtual Town Hall with U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal to discuss proposed legislation that will require women to register for the military draft.
Here is how to “attend” the Town Hall from the safety of your home or business via Zoom and Facebook Livestream:
Please register in advance for this meeting: TruthinRecruitment.org/TownHall
After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with information about joining the meeting.
The U.S. Congress is currently debating the future of the Selective Service System (SSS). For the last four decades, only men between 18 and 26 years old have been required to register with the SSS for a potential military draft. Earlier this year, the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (NCMNPS) recommended that Congress expand SSS registration to women.
Truth in Recruitment, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, along with a network of peace activists, feminists, faith communities, draft-resisters, and draft-age youth disagree with this recommendation. We firmly believe that instead of trying to expand draft registration to young women, Congress should end draft registration for all.
Spanish language interpretation will be provided.
Truth in Recruitment (TIR) is a project of the Santa Barbara Friends (Quaker) Meeting, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. TIR’s goal is to educate students, families, and school districts about alternatives to military careers, inform families of their children’s privacy rights, and advocate for policies regulating recruiter presence on campuses.
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