American Friends Service Committee Military Selective Service Act handbill
One handbill titled "Key provisions of the new draft law" from July 1, 1967. Created by Bob Bogel of the Southern California Branch of the American Friends of the Serive Committee. Printed and distributed in San Diego by the San Diego Peace Center. The handbill is 8.5 x 14 inches, mimeographed text on both sides. It offers advice to those hoping to avoid the draft. The Military Selective Service Act of 1967 expanded the ages of conscription from 18 - 55, and ended student deferments upon the completion of a four-year degree or the student's 24th birthday, whichever came first.
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The American Firneds Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that was formed in 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The AFSC's "Southern California Branch" was established in Pasadena, California, in 1942. Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light within each person, the AFSC promotes a world free of violence, inequality, and oppression.
"About Us," American Friends Service Committee, https://www.afsc.org/about-us, accessed October 7, 2022.
One handbill distributed by the San Diego Peace Center offering advice to those hoping to avoid the Vietnam War draft.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase by library, April 2022.
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