|Help for Service Members|
GI Rights Organizations
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.
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.
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".
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.
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