Today, the Senate will consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Unfortunately, the current version of the bill contains language that would force women to register for the draft.
In July, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate Armed Services Committee added language to the NDAA that will force women to register for the draft.
The NDAA also contains dangerous “Equality Act” language. Another Democrat amendment could add even more “Equality Act” language to the legislation.
Urge your Senator to OPPOSE NDAA language that would draft our daughters and push the radical “Equality Act” agenda.
In addition, please urge your Senator to SUPPORT these four amendments:
- Senator Hawley’s amendment #4140- removes the section requiring women to register for the Selective Service.
- Senator Inhofe’s amendment #3944- removes the section requiring women to register for the Selective Service.
- Senator Lee’s amendment #4542- removes the section requiring women to register for the Selective Service.
- Senator Lankford’s amendment #4103- ensures the Department of Defense will not force any member of the Armed Forces to participate in a medical procedure that violates the service member’s conscience based on a sincere religious or moral belief, or because it is against the service member’s best medical judgement.
Here are four reasons to OPPOSE forcing women to register for the draft:
- Forcing women to register for the draft is simply another Woke Agenda social experiment.
- This policy is one of the nearly 100 examples of the left erasing the distinctions between men and women and forcing their gender ideology on Americans.
- To win a war, but have no American families left at home, would be doing the enemy’s job.
- Forcing women in the draft demeans the women who have kept our country safe and on track by being on the front lines of our manufacturing plants, our labor force, our families- and by their voluntary service in the armed forces.
- Will the government care for children if both parents are required to register for the draft?
- After what happened in Afghanistan, why should we trust the Biden Administration with our daughters?
- Women should remain free- not forced- to serve.
- We honor, admire, and support the incredible patriotic women who volunteer for military service. But women who serve in America’s military should remain free, not forced, to serve.
Tell your Senator: Don’t draft our daughters, stop the “Equality Act” agenda, and protect conscience rights in the military by clicking this link to our Action Center!
For family and freedom,
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is still being debated in the U.S. Senate and House. Even though the House version has already passed, lawmakers are considering stripping out language that provides religious freedom protections for chaplains and other people of faith who serve our country.
At issue is what’s known as the Russell Amendment language. This amendment, which has been a part of the legislation for decades, simply allows religious organizations that have federal contracts to hire employees that share their faith. That’s according to Title VII, a federal employment law.
According to the Family Research Council (FRC), the problem started a few weeks ago.
“Liberal activists started a tweet storm attacking the Russell provision,” a statement from FRC explains. “Around the same time, 42 liberal senators sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, asking them to strip the Russell Amendment from the NDAA Conference Report.”
FRC goes on to say removing the language forces religious organizations “out of the contracting sphere and hurts those they serve, like refugees, veterans, and children.”
If the conference committee agrees to strip the language, then the bill goes back to the full House to be voted on again. That causes more unnecessary delays.
Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance, said religious freedom should continue to be protected.
“It shouldn’t be controversial,” she said. “This isn’t something new and the existing language has worked for decades. The final bill that gets sent to Obama should include these important religious freedom provisions.”
Use our Action Center to contact your representative and senators and urge them to keep the Russell Amendment language in the NDAA.