Through the J-ROTC program over $2,000,000 of our City Tax Levy is teaching children in 19 high schools how to be a soldier. Because few voters know about this particular misuse of their tax dollars we took to the streets with signs, flyers, cell phones and the very helpful THEY REPRESENT YOU booklet from the League of Women Voters.
Now more people know about that $2,000,000 and know how to contact their City Council member.*
We got lots of positive responses, a few negative, a smattering of phone calls and many more promises to call.
People were outraged to learn that a Department of the Army memorandum advises J-ROTC instructors to work closely with high school guidance counselors to sell the Army story.
See you in the streets.
– Eva-Lee, Barbara H, Edith
for the Granny Peace Brigade
* To make a phone call to your NYC City Council member find the name and number at 212-788-7100 or http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml.