Call Your U.S. Representative about the Draft

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Dear Friends -

Please encourage your U.S. Congressperson and members of their staff to attend a hearing about the Selective Service and the draft on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Here is a message that you can send to your U.S. Congressperson’s office:

Dear XXXX,

Happy New Year!  My name is XXXX and I am a constituent of XXXX. I wanted to encourage you, Representative XXXX, and other staff to attend an upcoming Congressional briefing on the Selective Service System. The invitation and registration link are below.

Can I count on someone from your office attending the event? Please let me know.

Yours in peace,
XXXX
 

What just happened with the Selective Service and the draft?

Virtual briefing featuring Rep. Peter DeFazio
Tuesday, January 25th at 1pm ET. 

The briefing is open only to Congressional staff. Please RSVP using this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-lHrM6P5sHK3TMx9JuaJGw3rGXQt9Ihass0eBiUwZf4IGyA/viewform?usp=sf_link

What do Libertarians, Quakers, feminists, and Reagan conservatives have in common? We all want to shut down the Selective Service System. This year’s NDAA buzz about expanding the draft & Selective Service registration requirement to women opened up an important moment to talk about this little-discussed agency, and the problems it poses for policymakers.
Join us on Tuesday, January 25th at 1pm ET to learn what the Selective Service System is, why it was such a huge issue in the NDAA negotiations, and why it should be abolished instead of expanded.

Speakers:

•  Rep. Peter DeFazio
•  Mac Hamilton, Women’s Action for New Directions
•  Edward Hasbrouck, Draft Resister
•  Danaka Katovich, CODEPINK
•  Paul Jacob, Draft Resister

Organizational sponsors: American Friends Service Committee, Center on Conscience and War, CODEPINK, Resisters.info, Women’s Action for New Directions
 

from Kate O’Connell, Santa Barbara Friends Meeting

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