Counter Military Recruiting Update

Increasing efforts by the US military to recruit local teenagers have led to a campaign to counter this effort.

Groups in most LI school districts are helping high schools administer a comprehensive plan to educate students and parents regarding their rights in connection with Section 9528 of the "No Child Left Behind Act". This section requires high schools to release a student's contact
information to military recruiters unless notified otherwise.

On the East End members of the South Fork Chapter of Long Island Progressive Coalition with the help of the Suffolk Peace Network are active in the effort. Meetings have been held in Sag Harbor and East Hampton. A meeting is scheduled for Southampton next week.

Volunteers to work with the group are required in the Bridgehampton and Hampton Bays school districts at this time.