Stop the Draft Before It Starts

Help Build a Movement to Stop the Draft

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1) March 31 National Day of Action to Stop the Draft

2) April 16 No Draft No Way Conference on Youth & Resistance

3) No Draft, No Way Guide to Draft Resistance

4) New Resources on No Draft, No Way

5) What you can do to help build a movement to stop the draft


March 31, 2005

On March 31, the Selective Service System will report to President Bush that it has met its FY 2004 performance guidelines (see ). These guidelines clearly indicate that the Bush Administration is gearing up for a draft--the Selective Service System is staffing local draft boards, training volunteer registrars to work on high school and college campuses, and refining its procedures so that it can implement a draft within 75 days of authorization.

On that same day, No Draft, No Way has called for nation-wide actions to fight the draft and military recruiting. Organizers all over the country are planning activities, including:

Raleigh, North Carolina - Protest Against the Draft & Military Recruiting - Friday, April 1; contact for details.

Charlotte, North Carolina - Stop The Draft Before It Starts Protest! Protest at Military Recruiting Station- March 31 at Baxter St & Kings Dr; contact for details.

Nashville, Tennessee - Stop the Draft Before it Starts March 31st; This event is being organized by the Nashville Peace Coalition. An Afternoon of Peace, Education and Saying No to War! Rally to say No Draft! No Way! Thursday March 31st, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, 21st and Division (Across from Vanderbilt University) For more information contact Nashville Peace Coalition, Chris Lugo 593-0304 or

Santa Rosa, California - Sonoma County Says: No More Lies! No More U.S. or Iraqi Deaths! Santa Rosa Courthouse Sq. Thursday, March 31st 4:00pm 18-25 year-old Males AND Females Will Be Eligible For The Draft! Coma Lilies will be playing after the protest. Come & Sign your Conscientious Objectors Pledge of Resistance. Sponsored by the Sonoma County Peace & Justice Center contact: Erin Latham 707-527-7863 or

Ames, Iowa - Student Walkout & Rally - rally in front of the Iowa State Library at 3pm on Thursday, March 31st, after students or while students are walking out of classes. contact

Kalamazoo, Michigan - Our group will be meeting at our US representative's office (Fred Upton) and will present a letter that asks for Rep. Upton to denounce a military draft and asks him to pledge that he would vote against a draft if a vote were called. This will be on March 30th at noon at Upton's Kalamazoo office. contact:

Voorheesville, New York - Our CO group will have its second meeting on April 1 at 6:30 PM We will be working on our belief statements and comparing our CO files. Our group is made up of draft age youth 12-25 and their parents. The purpose of our group is to form a support for individuals who wish to claim CO status in the event of a draft and/or to support those who are CO; and finally to explore ways we can all be conscientious objectors by with holding our support for the military.

New York City, New York - FIST-NYC will gather at 12:30pm at the New York City Department of Education, located at 110 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY. We will gather outside and demand to meet with Joel Klein, Chancellor of New York City Schools. All New York City students should be informed of the threat of an upcoming draft! The Department of Education has a responsibility to educate its students about the real costs of military service and to keep military recruiters and JROTC programs out of our schools. Money should be spent on education and on real after school programs instead! Join FIST, along with other youth groups, students, parents, and teachers to demand that the Department of Education protect NYC students from being forced to kill and die in the illegal occupation of Iraq. Contact or call 212-633-6646 for details.

Western Massachusetts - Western Mass. No Draft, No Way will be distributing leaflets against the draft on Wednesday, March 30. To get involved contact wmass@nodraftnoway .

For information about local actions, see:

To list your local activity, see


April 16 No Draft No Way Conference on Youth & Resistance

April 16 11am - 5pm in NYC

Hear from Veterans, draft counselors, counter-recruiting organizers, youth activists, and community organizers. Workshops and tactical discussions will include:

1. Counter-Recruiting Strategies
2. The Economic Draft
3. Organizing to Resist the Draft
4. Declaring "Military-Free" Schools
5. Your Rights on Campus

For more information, see

Register for the conference:


No Draft, No Way Guide to Draft Resistance

No Draft No Way is preparing a "Guide to Draft Resistance," an informative pocket-sized book that will discuss the draft, strategies for youth who oppose the draft, conscientious objector status, and draft resistance.

We will be printing thousands of copies to get out to high schools, colleges, churches, and community organizations.

We need your help to get this important information to students, parents, and anti-draft activists.

Please consider making a donation to cover the costs of printing and distributing this important book.

Donate at:


New Resources on No Draft, No Way

New Downloads available:

Frequently Asked Questions About the Draft -

No Draft, No Way Petition -

Exposing the Coming Draft -

April 16 Conference Brochure (2 sided) -

No Draft Petition


 What you can do to help build a movement to stop the draft

1) Organize or join actions on March 31 to protest the selective service system.

2) Organize an anti-draft meeting at your school, church or mosque, union hall, etc. Contact us at 212-633-6646 for help and speakers.

3) Download flyers, petitions, and help get the word out.

4) Organize a local No Draft No Way group.

5) Donate to help build a network of educators, activists, and resisters to fight the draft--before it returns.


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