Tuesday, March 27, 2012

KONY 2012 is working

KONY 2012 is working - U.S. from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

So far 3,530,673 people from countries all over the globe have pledged support. The world is responding. Policymakers are hearing your voice and are starting to take a stand in support of ending LRA violence. In just the last two weeks, two bipartisan resolutions supporting the effort against the LRA have been introduced into Congress.

Together, the House resolution (bit.ly/AoO9eo) by Congressmen Royce and McGovern and the Senate resolution (1.usa.gov/GTXVNc) authored by Senators Coons and Inhofe, have already gained over 67* bipartisan co-sponsors. Today, the UN and AU announced that the four LRA-affected countries would cooperate in a regional task force targeting the LRA. This is momentum that must be sustained.

Please continue to reach out to your leaders. If they have not already signed on to the KONY 2012 resolution, encourage them to do so by writing to them, attending events, and signing up for local lobby meetings (HERE: bit.ly/wd8aEk). If they have already signed on, then thank them. They need to know that we stand not just behind them, but beside them, in the fight to end LRA violence and rehabilitate abducted women and children.

And coming next week: the release of KONY 2012: PART II. This is the video that takes you deeper into the story and the solution.

*As of March 24th, 2012 the House and Senate resolutions have a combined 76 co-sponsors

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