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