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GI Rights Network provides a toll-free hotline that gives free and confidential information or legal referrals to soldiers who are being harassed, abused or discriminated against. The Hotline’s military counselors also help soldiers get out of the military and resist being deployed. Call 1-800-394-9544. The hotline is sponsored by seven organizations, including the American Friends Service Committee.
website: http://www.girights.org

The Military Law Task Force (MLTF) is a National Lawyers Guild network of attorneys, legal workers, law students, jailhouse lawyers, and others interested in draft, military, and veterans issues. It publishes a newsletter, produces mailings, sponsors seminars and workshops, produces educational materials, and provides support for members on particular cases or projects. The Task Force publishes a newsletter, ON WATCH. In recent years the MLTF has done substantial work on lesbian and gay, sexual harassment and HIV/AIDS military issues.
Military Law Task Force
1168 Union Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
phone: 619-233-1701
fax: 619-233-6314website:

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a national legal aid and watchdog organization that assists servicemembers hurt by the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" policy. With a nationwide network of over 200 attorneys from the best law firms in the nation, SLDN offers the legal advice and assistance that servicemembers need to respond effectively to investigations. SLDN works closely with its allies in the military, Congress and the media to serve those military members at risk. In addition, SLDN carefully documents abuses of the new policy on homosexuality and uses the data gathered from the field to push for policy change. They have a useful publication entitled How to Survive Under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue".
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
PO Box 65301
Washington DC, 20035-5301
phone: 202-328-3244
fax: 202-797-1635
e-mail: sldn@sldn.org
website: http://www.sldn.org

The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) works to demilitarize schools and communities, improve conditions for military personnel who object to war and eliminate the Selective Service System.
1515 Cherry Street Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA 19102
phone: 215-563-8787
e-mail: philadelphia@objector.org
website: http://www.objector.org

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