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Truth in Recruiting

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What are we about?

Citizens for Selective Service Education and Truth in Recruiting is a  non-denominational, non-partisan, voluntary group located in upstate New York, who believe that young people must not be viewed as potential military assets.  We are self-organized for the purpose of reaching out to youth and the wider community in order to provide information, education, and discussion as related to Selective Service law and military recruitment.


Outreach to youth, parents, schools, faith groups, media, community and Government

  • Invite young people to a process of conscious examination of, and growth of core values and beliefs affecting a decision of whether or not to participate in military service.
  • Support young people in their beliefs.
  •  Listen.
  •  Assist in the development and maintenance of Conscientious Objector (CO) files.
  • Provide witness and advice as young persons negotiate with recruiters.
  •  Assist in identification and pursuit of alternatives to military service.
  • Educate and inform
  • Provide factual and accurate full-disclosure information about military enlistment and draft/CO issues.
  • Develop informative materials (posters, pamphlets, brochures, etc.) suitable for a variety of situations such as placement in schools, places of worship and dissemination at public events.
  • Develop presentations directed at student groups, school boards/administrators, faith groups and youth groups.
  • Train and support young people to conduct peer education and lead discussions regarding draft/CO and recruitment issues.
  •  Provide draft and Conscientious Objector status counseling.
  •  Develop a group of speakers
  • Develop a working relationship with local media outlets in order to disseminate full-disclosure information and to publicize group events and activities .
  • Political action: Directed toward political leaders at all levels of government.
  • Insist that the federal government stop viewing young people as potential military resources.
  • Insist that the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 be amended to eliminate military recruitment of children in and  through the school systems.
  • Insist on "equal opportunity" recruitment activities.  Discriminatory targeting of racial and ethnic minorities and the economically disadvantaged must stop.
  • Coordinate with other groups, locally, regionally and nationwide.
  • Share ideas, experience, materials and resources.
  • Gain endorsement and support from other organizations and groups within the local community.

Who we are

Citizens for Selective Service Education come from many different groups in our area and beyond.  They include:

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Updated September 19, 2012