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Public Forum on Draft Registration
May 9, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service in Boston, Massachusetts will hold a public forum to share your thoughts and ideas on the future of military, national, and public service in the United States. The Commission seeks to learn more about why people serve and why people may choose not to serve, as well as ways to increase the number of Americans in military, national, and public service. The Commission welcomes comments from the public on any aspect of the Commission’s mission. For more information, please click here.
The event is taking place at Sargent Hall at Suffolk University. For any questions on this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For the first time in decades, a Federal commission is holding open-mike public hearings throughout the USA (starting next Friday, 23 February 2018, in Harrisburg, PA) and taking written testimony (through 19 April 2018, Patriots’ Day) on whether draft registration should be ended or extended to women as well as men; whether there should be a draft of people with medical or other special skills regardless of age or gender; whether a draft would be “feasible” (it wouldn’t, because so many people haven’t registered with the Selective Service System, have moved without notifying the SSS, and/or would resist if drafted); and related issues.
Despite some problems, this is by far your best and most open opportunity in decades to tell the Federal government to end draft registration. Read more for background and an update with the schedule of dates and locations of hearings through September 2018.
– From the blog of Edward Hasbrouck