In July, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 with an amendment requiring young women to register with Selective Service for a possible future draft. This behind closed doors action faced immediate criticism—as did certain Senators who supported it. Sen. Kevin Cramer (Republican) serves as a member on the US Senate Committee on Armed Services and voted not only on the committee version of the NDAA with the women in the draft language but also voted on the actual amendment that added the women in the draft language to the NDAA itself.
On September 23, the House passed NDAA legislation with a provision reversing military policy for a male-only draft and forcing young women to register for the first time in history. Rep. Kelly Armstrong (Republican) voted in opposition to the bill. Thank you, Rep. Armstrong!
Debate in the full Senate is expected soon, and we need a loud message to tell our North Dakota Senators to take a stand against drafting our daughters! American women are free to serve and proud to serve, but they should not be forced to serve. Women’s equality does not mean being the same as men.
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Contact Sens. Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven (Republican) and urge them to hold the line and vote to reject the Draft our Daughters’ amendment and support the Don’t Draft Our Daughters’ Resolution (S.Res.340) on the NDAA.
Click here to send an e-mail to both Senators, or you can contact the senators individually at the information below and provide this message: reject the Draft our Daughters’ amendment and support the Don’t Draft Our Daughters’ Resolution (S.Res. 340).
- Sen. Kevin Cramer: (202) 224-2043 | E-Mail
- Sen. John Hoeven: (202) 224-2551 | E-Mail
There is no justification for reversing established military policy that protects young women from gambling with their lives in combat roles on a Biden-Harris-declared national emergency. We should not be willing to sacrifice common sense and tie the hands of our military with costly mandates for social experiments in our armed forces.
(Images above: CWA of North Dakota State Director Linda Thorson and her team delivered letters opposing the drafting of our daughters to the offices of Sens. Cramer and Hoeven).