Beer & Bread Benefit for GI Rights Hotline/Humboldt Committee for Conscientious Objectors

The annual Beer and Bread benefit will take place at the
Vets Hall, 1425 J Street in Arcata
Friday March 26 
5:30 to 7:30 pm.

If you want to volunteer (help with postering, bread cutting, table arranging, set up, wristbanding and ID checking, security, and clean up), please call Ross at (707) 499-8301.

Micro brews can be sampled and discussed with brewers from some of the finest
breweries in Northern California and Southern Oregon including our local brewers;
Eel River, Lost Coast, Six Rivers and Mad River. Breads from local bakeries and a
variety of spreads will be served.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Humboldt Committee for Conscientious
Objectors/GI Rights Hotline. HCCO/GI Rights Hotline volunteers advise and support
young people with military issues.

HCCO/ GI Rights Hotline

Humboldt Committee for Conscientious Objectors (HCCO) members joined The GI Rights
Network in November 2001, received extensive training in military law and policy,
opened an office in the Redwood Peace & Justice Center and began taking calls on
January 15, 2002. They answer calls from Northern California and ten Western states,
assisting more than 104,000 callers to date; service members, their families, and
young people facing military recruitment. They are funded entirely by the local
community, especially the RPJC, Veterans for Peace, and local Quakers, as well as
many small donors who make the GI Rights Hotline possible.

Currently located at 1385 Eighth Street Box C, Arcata, CA 95521. The Hotline is
staffed by trained volunteers who provide accurate, comprehensive, and objective
information about Selective Service and Military Law, regulations, and
administrative procedures to anyone affected by military service or recruitment.
(Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, and DEP).

 

The GI Rights Hotline phone number locally is (707) 826-0165 or toll free at 877-447-4487 or 800-394-9544. Find them online at http://www.girightshotline.org.

 

How Do The GI Rights Hotline Volunteers Help?

• Assist those on active duty in the military and those in the Reserves and National
Guard to understand their rights and to seek discharge if desired. 
• Provide support for those in the military facing a crisis of conscience and assist
with a CO file. 
• Assist family members to advocate on behalf of a service member facing abuse in the military.
• Assist those in the Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP) in opting out of military
service.
• Counter the claims of recruiters who don’t tell our young people the whole truth
about military service.
• Provide information to the community regarding Selective Service, support young
people as they explore their beliefs about participation in war, and help them to
develop Conscientious Objector files.