Action Alert (June 2014): End JROTC in NYC high schools!
Support NYC Councilmember Daniel Dromm
JUNE 2014: Action Alert! End JROTC in NYC high schools!
Your support is needed for NYC City Councilmember Daniel Dromm, who recently spoke out for a re-allocation of funds from the JROTC program to needed teacher, student, alternative school and guidance programs.
Responding to our campaign to end JROTC programs in NYC public high schools, Council Member Daniel Dromm, Chair of the Committee on Education, is currently speaking out for a re-allocation of funds from the JROTC program to needed teacher, student, alternative school and guidance programs, according to recent article in the NY Post.
It’s important that Councilmember Dromm hear from us NOW. Please write a short note to thank him for his commitment on this issue, and for his strong public voice to eliminate funding for this program. 2 0r 3 sentences will be very much appreciated. Let him know what you feel about this military program. You can choose one point that especially concerns you from the talking points below. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Go to College–Not War!: A Guide to Military Alternatives
The military is not the only option for an education or job training. We have compiled a list of resources, some Brooklyn, some New York City, some national, that can help students apply to college and find financial aid, get vocational training and prepare for job interviews, and learn about paid community service positions. To learn more about alternatives to the military, check out our guide Go to College or Work–Not War!
Please feel free to make and distribute copies of our guide or use the information in your own materials. If you know of additional resources, please let us know.
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Say No to Drones!
The Anti-Militarism Committee of Brooklyn For Peace has put together a flyer about drones. The flyer has been circulating at various Brooklyn events, and we continue to work to spread information about the current state of drone usage in the U.S. and internationally.
Check out the flyer–in English and Spanish
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The Anti-Militarism Committee has the broad goal of reducing the strength of militarism in the U.S. We focus our efforts on countering military recruitment, particularly in the New York City Public Schools.
While committee members have a variety of views concerning pacifism and the need for a military, we are united in our strong beliefs that the war in Iraq, and the potential attacks on Iran, Venezuela, North Korea or other countries are wrong and that no one should be enlisting in the military at this time to enable such wars.
We can make an important contribution to the peace movement by strengthening counter-recruitment efforts, both through direct action and political organizing.
You can become a part of the movement against militarism:
- Join our working committee. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-624-5921 for time and location of next meeting.
- Leaflet outside NYC public high schools. We pass out information to students on opting out of military recruiting as well as alternatives to the military. We leaflet a different school each month. Email us for information.
We are actively working in these areas: