Thursday, September 25, 2008

SHOCKING Uganda News

Last week, the LRA launched a surprise attack on a village across the border from northern Uganda and kidnapped two classrooms full of 5th and 6th graders. In the past six days, tens of thousands of people have fled their homes, fearing the rebels.

Imagine the headlines an event like this would get if it happened here. 90 kids, stolen, hauled off into the forest to be used as soldiers. And yet somehow, the lives of these children go unnoticed and unmentioned by the rest of the world.

By taking just a minute right now, you can help change that. Click here to tell President Bush that he should act immediately to help protect these children and secure lasting peace.

The lives of these kids matter. They matter to you and they should matter to our leaders.

This week, President Bush scheduled an emergency meeting with Uganda's president to discuss this crisis. It's significant that with everything going on in the world, he made it a priority to meet on this issue, but we know that he won't take the action needed to help these kids unless he hears from us.

Click here to send him an email and let him know that you expect him to follow up these words with the action necessary to achieve peace.

So much progress has been made in the past few years. But these recent events represent a major escalation in violence. We're now going to have to work harder, yell louder and demand more from our government to get us back on the path to peace.

An end to this war is still possible. We've seen the kind of results we can achieve when we come together and act for peace and it's important that we don't let up now.

Your action right now can help bring peace to the kids who have been waiting for so long. Will you take just a minute and speak up for them?

Thank you,
Alison Jones
Director of Advocacy, Resolve Uganda

1 comment:

cpm said...

The email I got back from Mr. Bush:
3:06 PM (0 minutes ago)


On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House cannot respond to every message.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.