DemocracyRules.org - Electing Issues
Trustee Election
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA
  • MILITARY WOMEN’S HEALTH
  • WOMEN IN COMBAT
Winning Issue » WOMEN IN COMBAT


For years servicewomen opposed combat restrictions imposed by our Armed Forces even though they frequently found themselves in combat during the early days of the Gulf War. That is, until our Defense Department lifted its ban against women participating in combat in 2015. American military women now perform all the tasks their male counterparts do, including operating radios, driving trucks, providing medical care and security, disposing of bombs and fighting the enemy. Some have also joined our special forces. More than 30 female Soldiers have joined the Army Rangers but the Navy SEALs have yet to have a woman join their ranks. At least 139 female soldiers have been killed, and more than 800 wounded on Iraq and Afghanistan battlefields since 9/11.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.1509 - To amend the Military Selective Service Act to require the reinstatement of the draft whenever an authorization on the use of military force or declaration of war is in effect and to provide for the registration of women with the Selective Service System, and for other purposes (114th Congress 2015-2016)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current women in combat policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support:
    1.) Requiring the President to resume the induction of persons subject to registration in the Selective Service System for training and service in the Armed Forces (thereby reinstating the draft) upon the enactment of an authorization on the use of military force or a declaration of war.

    2.) Subjecting female citizens and residents of the United States to Selective Service registration requirements.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support:
    1.) Requiring the President to resume the induction of persons subject to registration in the Selective Service System for training and service in the Armed Forces (thereby reinstating the draft) upon the enactment of an authorization on the use of military force or a declaration of war.

    2.) Subjecting female citizens and residents of the United States to Selective Service registration requirements.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider either reintroducing H.R.1509 - To amend the Military Selective Service Act to require the reinstatement of the draft whenever an authorization on the use of military force or declaration of war is in effect and to provide for the registration of women with the Selective Service System, and for other purposes (114th Congress 2015-2016), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, Service Women's Action Network will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for women to be eligible for Selective Service.

About: The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of all military women – past, present, and future. We are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women. SWAN’s priorities are guided by our members, who include thousands of women and men, service members, and civilians alike. SWAN has developed a network of vetted resources that are uniquely qualified to address challenges service women face including access to healthcare, housing, caseworkers, family and financial services, employment and transition, legal services, and alternative therapies. SWAN is the driving force behind policies that seek to change the military culture, increase opportunities for women, eliminate sexual violence, and adequately address the needs of women veterans.
To participate in the Trustee Election you must first pledge support to this issue.
Click here if you wish to make a pledge.
Trustee Election - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
September 26, 2022