The Leave My Child Alone coalition called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today to establish a National Do Not Call List to safeguard family privacy from unwanted military recruitment. The call comes a week after it was disclosed that the Pentagon has teamed with the private firm BeNOW to form a massive database of high school and college students to target for recruitment purposes.
“Millions applauded when the FCC formed a Do Not Call List for consumers. Now we need the armed forces to create one to protect our children’s privacy,” says Megan Matson of the Leave My Child Alone coalition. “The Pentagon has no right to pressure our kids to enlist — that should be a private, family decision.”