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Hearings

The Commission will conduct public hearings on the potential recommendations it is taking under consideration. The Commission will gain insights from panelists as it develops recommendations for its Final Report to the Congress, the President, and the American people in March 2020. We hope you join us in-person or tune-in via livestream.

On April 25, 2019, the Commission will host Should Registration be Expanded to All Americans? – Arguments for Expansion. This hearing will address the potential needs for a voluntary or compulsory mobilization for all Americans.
On April 25, 2019, the Commission will host Selective Service Hearing: Should Registration be Expanded to All Americans? – Arguments against Expansion. This hearing will address the cases for continuing to restrict registration to men only and the challenges in achieving compliance with the current system.
On April 24, 2019, the Commission will host Selective Service Hearing: How to Meet Potential National Mobilization Needs. This hearing will address who will be needed to respond to national security emergencies and how we find and integrate them into military organizations and structures.
On April 24, 2019, the Commission will host Selective Service Hearing: Future Mobilization Needs of the Nation. This hearing will address the potential needs for a voluntary or compulsory mobilization.
On March 28, 2019, this hearing will explore the options to support an expansion of national service in America, including requirements for new sources of funding, new program models, systems, infrastructures, and/or partnerships.
On March 28, 2019, this hearing will address the challenges of the current national service system in America and discuss options to improve policies and processes, ensuring access to, awareness of, and aspiration for national service.
On February 21, 2019, this hearing will explore whether all Americans should be mandated to serve in military, national, and/or public service.
On February 21, 2019, this hearing will explore a diversity of options beyond federally-managed programs that support universal participation in service, such as faith-based, community-led, privately-managed, or state-driven models.

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