Courage to Resist

Happy Holidays & Exciting News

Dear Friend,

On December 19th, just before Congress recessed until the new year, U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.R. 5492, a bill “To repeal the Military Selective Service Act, and thereby terminate the registration requirements of such Act and eliminate … the Selective Service System.” As Edward Hasbrouck explains, "This bill is the most comprehensive anti-draft proposal introduced in Congress since the reinstatement of Selective Service registration in 1980." Read more about this exciting news and how to support this effort.

Also, this your last chance (midnight, December 31) to submit a public comment to the congressional commission investigating expanding military draft registration to women. Our message: "End draft registration once and for ALL."

Hours to go, but nearly there!

We're about $4,000 short of our end-of-year funding drive. Our goal is to maintain our outreach and advocacy, and avoid having to make serious cutbacks to our efforts. To bring you up to speed, here's our year-end PDF newsletter. If you've already given, thank you!

GI Resistance Podcasts 

As you likely know we’ve been producing incredible heart-moving GI resistance interviews all year. These podcast episodes are currently focused on the Vietnam era and we’ve recorded 30 so far! Keep sending in your stories and help us by financially supporting this effort to record our stories for the next generation of resisters. Next up, we'll be sharing S. Brian Willson's story of resistance. Search for "Courage to Resist" on your favorite podcast platform, or listen here

Close Guantanamo Now

Join us at the Los Angeles Federal Building on January 10, 2020, to mark 18 years of torture and human rights violations at Guantanamo. More information.

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