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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
- Support young
people in their beliefs.
in the development and maintenance of Conscientious Objector (CO) files.
- Provide witness and advice as
young persons negotiate with recruiters.
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
- 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
- Train and support young people
to conduct peer education and lead discussions regarding draft/CO and
draft and Conscientious Objector status counseling.
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
- 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: