In 2008, the people of Arcata and Eureka got the signatures and the votes to pass Ballot Measures F and J, the Youth Protection Act. In December, the Federal Government challenged it.
YOUTH PROTECTION ACT
AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT THE MILITARY RECRUITMENT OF ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN
We won a victory (in 2008) by voting out the Military’s ability to recruit children under the age of 18...
...now the Federal government seeks to negate successful ballot Measures F and J [Youth Protection Acts], passed by the people of Eureka and Arcata, in order to continue recruitment of minors into the military despite our opposition.