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NYCLU to Teach Buffalo Area Youth about their Rights with Military Recruiters During ‘Week of Action’

This week, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Western Regional Office will visit public high schools in the Buffalo area to inform students of their rights regarding military recruitment at school. The Week of Action, an annual event, targets schools known to have high levels of recruitment activity. This week, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Western Regional Office will visit public high schools in the Buffalo area to inform students of their rights regarding military recruitment at school.

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This week, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Western Regional Office will visit public high schools in the Buffalo area to inform students of their rights regarding military recruitment at school. The Week of Action, an annual event, targets schools known to have high levels of recruitment activity. This week, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Western Regional Office will visit public high schools in the Buffalo area to inform students of their rights regarding military recruitment at school.

The Week of Action, an annual event, targets schools known to have high levels of recruitment activity. Teams of volunteers will visit selected schools before classes start and at the end of the school day to distribute No Student Left Unrecruited palm cards, which help students, parents, educators, and advocates understand their rights and obligations when it comes to military recruitment. The palm card provides two detachable forms to help students opt out of recruiting databases and keep their information private from recruiters.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 granted the military wide access to public high schools and students’ personal information, though the law also requires schools to allow students and parents to withhold personal information from the military. As recruiters intensified activities inside public high schools to meet wartime quotas, stories of aggressive recruitment targeting low-income communities of color became common.

What:
Week of Action to inform Buffalo area students about their rights regarding military recruitment

When:
7 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 22

Where:

  • Tuesday: Hutchinson Central Technical High School, 256 South Elmwood Ave.
  • Wednesday: Kenmore-West High School, 33 Highland Parkway
  • Thursday: McKinley High School. 1500 Elmwood Ave.
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