Monday, February 03, 2014

Stop Recruiting Kids National Campaign

Campaign Goals

Our goal is to protect kids from military recruiting. How we treat our young (and other vulnerable populations) is a mark of our level of civilization.

A free society is capable of filling its military from the ranks of adults and does not need to take advantage of children or adolescents who are unable to judge the risks of such a life altering decision.

The campaign is not anti-military, it is pro-child. We want a safe and healthy childhood for all our kids.

Campaign Values

We are committed to the principles of nonviolence taught by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This means that we attack only the policies and practices involved with military recruiting of minors, not the people involved in recruiting—for whom we show the same love and respect we wish to receive from them.

National Service

We realize the military has massive public funding that enables it to offer economic opportunity, along with development of character and social skills, as benefits that can be enticing for young people to enlist. The campaign will be fully successful only when we have moved society to the point where these same opportunities and benefits are available to all our youth outside of the military.

The campaign will include calls for increased public funding and support for agencies like the Corporation for National & Community Service, the Peace Corps, and other service programs to provide meaningful paths to economic opportunity and development for all young people.

Actions - Drive the Campaign

How to Help

Here are three ways you can drive the campaign:

1. Share our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest posts in your own social media feeds. This is how we spread the campaign and help move public opinion.

2. Take part in the legislative actions below to tell your representatives what you want them to do. This is how we build support to change public policy.

3. When you are ready for a bigger commitment, organize or join a local Meetup group to start building positive relationships with your school board, administrators, teachers, students, and parent groups. This is how we build real change.

Current Actions
Protect our children and their families from military recruiting in schools without parental consent

Tell your representative that you want military recruiting efforts to honor the privacy rights of our children and their families.

The No Child Left Behind Act requires high schools to divulge students' personal information to military recruiters without their parents' consent.

The Student Privacy Protection Act will change this military recruiting practice from an “opt-out” to an “opt-in” program.

This simple change would ensure that schools do not divulge students' personal information to military recruiters unless their parents explicitly consent to such a release.  Act Now >>

Campaign Partners

Your organization can join the campaign simply by sharing our photos and actions with your supporters through your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media feeds and email newsletters. You also can add the campaign to your website and other communications.

Alternatives to Military
Lincoln, Nebraska

On Earth Peace
New Windsor, Maryland

If you would like to list your organization as a partner, email us at:

Tell us how you plan to share the campaign with your supporters, and include a square logo image (50 x 50), the city and state of your main office location, and a link to your website.


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