Truth in Recruitment Director, Kate Connell, was recently featured in the Santa Barbara independent, highlighting the potential consequences of expanding mandatory draft registration.
“Forcing young people to register subjects them to unexpected risks — boot camp alone can be a traumatizing and potentially life-threatening experience. Selective Service System registration has not been a given in past decades. Many have argued that it again be abolished. There is no reason to continue its existence or to widen registration by coercing new groups of people. Youth should have a choice in how to serve their communities and the nation.”