Another Mother for Peace

Peace Homework Summer 2005

Stop High School Recruitment

AMP thinks that military recruitment at high schools is both a family privacy nightmare — and a possible warm-up to the Draft. Parents and Grandparents: We want you to know that you have the right to deny recruiters access to your child’s information. You can “Opt Out” your child from both the public school and Pentagon lists.

Protect your child from military recruiters. Call or write your legislators. Urge them to support H.R. 551, the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2005, a bill to change the current system by requiring written permission to have your child’s name released to military recruiters.

Attend your local school board and PTA meetings to voice your dissatisfaction with the practice of preparing young people to go to war.

Access the Internet. Leave My Child Alone is just one of the online sites designed to help you find resources to refute the false promises of recruiters. At LeaveMyChildAlone.org you can:
Create a customized “Opt Out” letter addressed to your school district
“Opt Out” from the Pentagon’s database
Become a citizen co-sponsor of H.R. 551, federal legislation to change the system from “Opt Out” to “Opt In”
Tell your friends how to “Opt Out” their children
AMP also urges you to contact the media and your elected representatives about this important issue:
Use the these links find out how to reach the organizations and individuals you wish to contact. We urge you to make sure to contact your local newspapers and radio/tv stations as well as national media.

Contact media online:
http://www.e-advocates.com/media_tools.html
List of U.S. newspapers:
http://www.usnpl.com/
Comprehensive list of media contacts:
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/

END HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITMENT!