The Commission completed its initial round of stage-managed public meetings in September 2018. Here’s more on the activities of the Commission including records of its closed-door meetings and invited briefings, released in response to my ongoing Freedom Of Information Act requests. I will continue to post more Commission documents at Resisters.info as I receive them.
The "National Commission on Military, National and Public Service" has announced that the final event in its year-long series of "informal" open-mike public hearings on whether registration for a military draft should be ended or extended will be at Cal State University, Los Angeles, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 3-5 p.m.:
Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
California State University Los Angeles Golden Eagle Ballroom 1 & 2 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
Following presentations by an invited panel, members of the public will get 2 minutes each to testify. This will probably be framed as an opportunity to ask questions of the panel, but members of the public can testify on any of the issues the Commission has been appointed to study.
Open-Mike Public Hearing National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service Thursday, April 19, 2018, 3-5 p.m. (doors open at 2:30)
Denver Museum of Science and Industry Schlessman Lobby, Entrance 5 (Evening Entrance) 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO
Matt Nicodemus (phone 720-979-9967) of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center in Boulder is organizing local folks to attend the Denver hearing. Please let Matt know at if you plan to attend or can help with local activities. Some readers of this blog will remember Matt’s public refusal to register for the draft in 1980, and his work as an organizer with the National Resistance Committee and as co-editor of Resistance News.