Say No to War: A New Bill to Abolish the U.S. Military Draft
By World Beyond War
Global Research, February 15, 2016

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Whether you live in the United States or not, you have an interest in abolishing the U.S. military draft, and now the U.S. Congress might do it.

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To: The United States Congress

Pass the new bill to abolish the military draft: “H.R.4523 – To repeal the Military Selective Service Act, and thereby terminate the registration requirements of such Act and eliminate civilian local boards, civilian appeal boards, and similar local agencies of the Selective Service System.”

Why is this important?

A bureaucracy unused since Richard Nixon left office, an institution that has served no purpose since before people already too old for it were born, a machinery whose only function is to send huge numbers of unwilling young men (and some hope to expand it to include young women) into immoral actions should be abolished. This bipartisan bill would make that happen. The selective service budget is $23-26 million every year. There are also costs to the states and financial aid offices that must ensure people are registered before administering benefits. Many states automatically register men who obtain driver’s licenses for selective service; that technology should remain in place but be used to automatically register men and women to vote. Opponents of war and supporters of conscientious objection back this bill. You can too.


David Swanson,

Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Alice Slater

David Hartsough

Maria Santelli, Center on Conscience and War

Leah Bolger

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