Anti-Draft ‘Teach-In' scheduled in Sacramento Tuesday; students advised by experts Iraq War draft is ‘inevitable'
GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE
Attention: Assignment Desk
For immediate release: Friday, Sept. 21, 2004
Cres Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970,
Beth Moore Haines, GPCA Spokesperson, 530-277-0610,
Sara Amir, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-270-7106,
SACRAMENTO – An "Anti-Draft Teach-in" – probably the first such event held
in Sacramento, and maybe the state, in more than 30 years – will be held at
the Sacramento City College student Center Tuesday from 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
There will be an 11:45 a.m. news conference. Those attending will be the
"teach-in" participants, including the national leader of "Mothers Against
the Draft," the coordinator of a veterans group and a congressional candidate.
Students will be informed about the nearly secret – but pending –
legislation awaiting votes in Congress that would mandate conscription for
military service of everyone from 18-26 years-of-age. College deferments
would not be possible, and Canada has already agreed to not act as a safe
haven for draft avoiders as it did in the Vietnam War.
Leaders from both the Democratic and Republican parties have said a draft
is inevitable because of the drain on military personnel caused by the war
Among those speaking are Laurie Rivlin Heller, recognized by the New York
Times for her anti-draft work at "Mothers Against the Draft" and George
Main, the president of Veterans for Peace and an "anti-military" speaker in
There will also be a panel of vets, including those drafted into the
Vietnam War more than 30 years ago.
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