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Announcement :: War and Militarism
Public Forum on Military Draft Registration May 9 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 Suffolk University Boston
06 May 2018
Sargent Hall at Suffolk University. For any questions on this event please email info (at) inspire2serve.gov.
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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.

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, including the following questions:


Is a military draft or draft contingency still a necessary component of U.S. national security?

Are modifications to the selective service system needed?

How can the United States increase participation in military, national, and public service by individuals with skills critical to address the national security and other public service needs of the nation?

What are the barriers to participation in military, national, or public service?

Does service have inherent value, and, if so, what is it?

Is a mandatory service requirement for all Americans necessary, valuable, and feasible?

How does the United States increase the propensity for Americans, particularly young Americans, to serve?


The event is taking place at Sargent Hall at Suffolk University. For any questions on this event please email info (at) inspire2serve.gov.

This event is OPEN press. For media interested in attending, please RSVP to media (at) inspire2serve.gov.

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
See also:
http://inspire2serve.gov/content/share-your-thoughts

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