You may or may not be familar with a little know provision [Section 9528) pdf file]
of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ("NCLB")
Initiative that Bush so famiously underfunded. It allows Military Recruiters to collect information from your high school about your children. The Leave My Child Alone
website was created by the Working For Change
Action Committee to educate parents in the procedure to "Opt Out" their children from this abusive intrusion into our privacy. The Bush Administration was not happy with this effort so they have created a database (JAMRS)
in the Pentagon which does the same thing. Senator Jon Corzine
sent Sec. Rumsfeld a letter
requesting that this database be stopped. I could find no response to this letter. Peace Action
is now making an effort to allow us to send our representatives a letter asking that they stand up for our rights to privacy and stop this abuse and restore our childrens right to privacy. If you have children or grandkids, it is up to you to take this action. This Orwellian abuse will not go away on it's own. Do More Than Just Vote! - fc
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The Big Brothers at the Pentagon want our youth's information in order to more effectively target them for use in Bush's wars!
In a desperate attempt to more aggressively target prospective recruits, the Pentagon is contracting with private companies to create a massive military recruiting database full of extensive personal information on more than 30 million young Americans, between the ages of 16 and 25. This invasive initiative is not only an alarming violation of all citizens' privacy, but it conflicts with the federal Privacy Act and it's also an ILLEGAL use of tax-payers' money!
Send a letter to your Representative today urging him or her to stop the Illegal Pentagon database and protect student prvacy today!
I am writing in opposition to the Pentagon's creation of the Joint Advertising and Market Research Studies (JAMRS) Recruiting Database. It creates a single central facility within the DOD to compile, process and distribute files on individuals that would contain the personal information of 30 million U.S. residents who are 16-25 years of age. This project is one of many invasive Pentagon ploys to intensify military recruiting efforts of youth, as the quagmire in Iraq drags on and recruiting quotas have been missed month after month.
For these reasons, and because of the potential for abuse and the threat to the personal privacy rights of a generation of American youth, I urge you to sponsor legislation that will immediately end this alarming and illegal project.
I look forward to hearing your response to this matter.