FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2021
Contact: Jacklyn Washington
Organizations Representing Millions of Americans Send Message to Congress: Don’t Draft Our Daughters
Washington, D.C. – As the House Armed Services Committee prepares to mark up the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on September 1, national and state women’s groups, military and pro-family organizations, veterans, faith and medical leaders sent a letter to Members of Congress calling on them to reject any provision amending the Military Selective Service Act to require women to register with the selective service, the mechanism for conscripting America’s 18-25 year-olds in a military draft.
Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say:
“America has just witnessed the horror and heartbreak of the brutal terrorist attack in Afghanistan and the solemn return of thirteen fallen service members, including two female marines who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Women today are free to serve and proud to serve in the U.S armed forces, but they should not be forced to serve. We stand united against making our military a social experiment.
“Our daughters should not be forced to register for the draft to prove they are equal, and our military should not be forced to compromise its focus on our national security to placate liberal activists who don’t respect the intrinsic value and dignity of women. Concerned Women for America supports the courageous women who commit their lives to military service, but a country that requires its daughters to gamble their lives on the lottery of war also risks the foundations that make our country strong.”
The letter, “Special Message to the 117th Congress: Don’t Draft Our Daughters” can be found HERE.
In addition to the leaders listed, numerous concerned citizens from across America heard about this effort and signed on to take a stand, among them a retired firefighter in California, a Nebraska constituent, a father of six girls, mothers of daughters in the U.S. Army, a family physician in New Jersey, and countless others.
Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.