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Petitioning Our Elected Officials and the US Military and 13 others
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Our Elected Officials and the US Military
Representative
Susan Davis
Representative
Joe Wilson
Representative
Adam Smith
Senator
John McCain
Senator
Carl Levin
Senator
Lindsey Graham
Senator
Tim Kaine
Representative
Michael Turner
Senator
Bernie Sanders
Representative
Buck Mckeon
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States

US Military: Stop recruiting minors for warfare

It is common practice for the US military to actively recruit minors for enlistment.

Military recruiters are a common sight in our high schools, and they often make unwanted contact with our young people via phone calls and social media, trying ultimately to woo these kids into a combat zone. Indeed, the recruitment services have a large marketing budget at their disposal, much of which is targeting our kids. This activity has been going on for years, but why on earth is it allowed?

It shouldn't be.

As a society, we have determined that minors aren't yet ready to drink, to smoke, to vote, to get married, and so on, but yet it is deemed to be okay to try to hard-sell them into an eight-year limited-rights binding contract where they could be killed or be forced to kill? This is simply and clearly wrong. It needs to stop.

We call upon our elected representatives and the US military to put an end to this unnecessary and shameful practice. We call upon them to ban all recruitment of and marketing to minors for military service.


Letter to
Our Elected Officials and the US Military
Representative Susan Davis
Representative Joe Wilson
and 11 others
Representative Adam Smith
Senator John McCain
Senator Carl Levin
Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Tim Kaine
Representative Michael Turner
Senator Bernie Sanders
Representative Buck Mckeon
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Our Elected Officials and the US Military.

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It is common practice for the US military to actively recruit minors for enlistment.

Military recruiters are a common sight in our high schools, and they often make unwanted contact with our young people via phone calls and social media, trying ultimately to woo these kids into a combat zone. Indeed, the recruitment services have a large marketing budget at their disposal, much of which is targeting our kids. This activity has been going on for years, but why on earth is it allowed?

It shouldn't be.

As a society, we have determined that minors aren't yet ready to drink, to smoke, to vote, to get married, and so on, but yet it is deemed to be okay to try to hard-sell them into an eight-year limited-rights binding contract where they could be killed or be forced to kill? This is simply and clearly wrong. It needs to stop.

We call upon our elected representatives and the US military to put an end to this unnecessary and shameful practice. We call upon them to ban all recruitment of and marketing to minors for military service.

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I urge you to do what you can to stop the recruitment of minors. Our kids deserve better from us.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your action on this issue.

Sincerely,