In her diary on October 19, 1923, the 48-year old New York City educator Jessie Wallace Hughan (1875-1955) wrote, "Tracy [Mygatt] to dinner - had hair done - organized real War Resisters League..."
In the November-December 1954 issue of WRL News Bayard Rustin, then WRL Program Director, wrote an article titled "Can We Stop Conscription?" In it, Rustin explains and analyzes different government proposals for U.S. conscription. He criticizes the militarist orientation of the Democratic Party and lays out the task for pacifists: "Pacifists must logically oppose the whole conscription system. That means going much farther than opposition only to Universal Military Training or to the more unpopular aspects of conscription. We must go to the core of the problem and fight the military system as such."