A hearing had been scheduled on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 to discuss a resolution introduced into the Georgia Senate which would encourage Georgia school boards to restrict military recruiters’ activities in public schools and inform parents and students of their rights to opt-out of having their personal information passed to recruiters. This hearing has been postponed. Here is a message from Caitlin Barrow, an Atlanta activist working on this issue:
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the hearing on Wednesday has been postponed until further notice. All hearings have been postponed in the house and senate until the state works out the budget for the upcoming year. The good thing about this is that it gives us more time to organize around this resolution. We will make sure to keep you updated as to when the next hearing is and until then please call your representatives and ask them to support this very important resolution.
For more information, visit AFSC-Georgia’s blog post.