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Conservative Leaders: Senate Must Block Democrats’ Draft Our Daughters Plan

We have previously told CHQ readers about the “Draft Our Daughters” language in the House National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA. Legislation such as this has always

been a bad idea, said Center for Military Readiness President Elaine Donnelly, but a key section of the amendment, which has received almost no public awareness or debate, also would change the purpose of Selective service. This blank check amendment would greatly expand Big Government power, at a time when the Biden Administration already is exceeding its authority.

The fact that such a radical, unjustified change is being made without hearings, public debate, or informed national discussion is unconscionable.

As CMR has explained previously, inclusion of women for purposes of “equity” would jam the induction system and slow mobilization due to physical differences that are not going to change. The predictable clash between egalitarian theories and harsh physical realities could cost lives and weaken national defense at the worst possible time.

Now, in an open letter from the leaders of organizations representing millions of grassroots conservatives, the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project have added their voices to the rising chorus against drafting our daughters and turning the Selective Service Act into a way to force all eligible Americans into government labor schemes.

October 8, 2021

Washington, DC

Conservatives vehemently oppose adding women to registration for the military draft, as is currently required by the House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Our defense policy should have a sole focus on the effectiveness of our troops ensuring military readiness, and taking all necessary policy measures to counter existing threats.

Women have served bravely and valiantly in combat, but service should remain their choice, not a federally mandated imperative. We are greatly disturbed that 135 Republican House Members voted in favor of this policy, and we urge Republican senators to emphatically oppose it.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

President, Republic Book Publishers

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness

The Honorable Kenneth T. "Ken" Cuccinelli, II

Senior Fellow

Center for Renewing America

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

The Honorable David McIntosh

Former Member

U.S. House of Representatives

Lori Roman


American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU)

Terry Schilling


American Principles Project

The Honorable Russ Vought

Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Jenny Beth Martin


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund

The Honorable Paul Teller

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

Kevin Roberts


Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer


American Values

Anne Schlafly Cori


Eagle Forum

Chad Connelly


Faith Wins

Kevin Freeman


NSIC Institute

Dr. Paige Patterson


Sandy Creek Foundation

Judson Phillips


Tea Party Nation

Cathie Adams

1st VP of Eagle Forum, Editor of the Eagle Forum Report

Gary Marx


Madison Strategies

David N. Bossie


Citizens United

Alan Sears


Alliance Defending Freedom

Tim Wildmon


American Family Association

Seton Motley


Less Government

Jay Mount


MDS Communications Corporation

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Brenda Baller


Baller & Co

Richard Manning


Americans for Limited Government

Amy Kremer


Women for America First

William W. Pascoe, III

Our Man in Washington

Tea Party Patriots Action

Kay R. Daly


Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Amb. Henry F. Cooper

Ronald Reagan's Chief Defense and Space Negotiator

Former SDI Director

James L. Martin


60 Plus Association

Bobbie Patray


Tennessee Eagle Forum

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General (Reagan)

Cindi Castilla


Texas Eagle Forum

Andresen Blom


Hawaiian Values

Allen J. Hebert


American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

William P. Mills, III

Executive Committee Member

Council For National Policy

Penna Dexter


Point of View Radio

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas


The Conservative Caucus

Melvin Adams


Noah Webster Educational Foundation

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin

Past President

The Martin Foundation

Christina Murphy Lusk


The Martin Foundation

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain

National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Jack Park

Conservative Donor and Activist

Law Offices of Jack Park

Tabitha Walter

Political Director

Eagle Forum

Rod Vandenbos



Dr. Richard G. Lee


There's Hope America

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell


The Leadership Institute

Scott T. Parkinson

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

The Honorable Tony Perkins


Family Research Council

William L. Walton

Managing Editor and Host

The Bill Walton Show

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. James Dobson Family Institute

Rob Chambers

Vice President

AFA Action

Ashley Baker

Director of Public Policy

The Committee For Justice

Floyd Brown


The Western Journal

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

Robert K. Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

Sheryl Kaufman

Board Member

Americans for Limited Government

Gayle Ruzicka


Utah Eagle Forum

Michael Farris

President & CEO

Alliance Defending Freedom

E.C. Sykes

General Partner

Aslan Ventures

Theresa Barbale

Executive Director

Life Network of Southwest Florida

Kielle C. Horton


The Lindsey Foundation

Kris Ullman

Board Member

Eagle Forum

Michelle Easton


Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Mike Baller


Baller & Co.

Suzi Voyles


Eagle Forum of Georgia

Lee Beaman


Beaman Ventures

Charles J. Cooper

Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Dr. Carolyn McLarty

Eagle Forum National Board Secretary

Eagle Forum

C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis


60 Plus Association

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Cindy Honcoop

State Director

Washington Eagle Forum

Austin Ruse



Tom DeWeese


American Policy Center

David Ridenour


National Center for Public Policy Research

Joan Holt Lindsey


Lindsey Communications

Roxanne Phillips

Executive Committee


Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company

Ellen Forde

Sherri R. Martin


Florida Baptist Children’s Homes

Guillermo J. Aragon

Senior Partner

Corbere Partners

Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future

Randy M. Long


Long Business Advisors, LLC

Janine Hansen


Nevada Families for Freedom

Ralph A. Rebandt,II

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate

Ralph Rebandt for Governor

Robert D. Thompson

Former Administrator

The Weyrich Lunch (1999-2016)

  • Draft Our Daughters amendment

  • National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

  • Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

  • House Armed Services Committee

  • Center for Military Readiness President Elaine Donnelly

  • Rules Committee

  • Selective Service

  • Equity

  • Physical differences

  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

  • Joint Chiefs

  • Chairman General Mark Milley

  • Woke culture

  • Section 401 (Title IV) of the Inspire to Serve Act

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Let us hope enough legislators get the message and stand up for what makes sense as well as what's right. If we should need to rapidly mobilize our military, the initial need will be for pure brawn. It'll be difficult enough to weed out unfit men. We won't need to expend resources to also weed out the majority of women who can't meet the rugged standards that will prevail.


Israel has done quite well with women serving in their military. If women want equality in this country, here is a chance to prove it. And being drafted does not automatically mean being sent to the battlefield.

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Then I don't want to hear any women complaining about inequality. Joe gets to be sent to the front while Josephine is home chilling.


Just another piece of the plan to weaken and undermine America.

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