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"I'm just a bill - I'm only a bill"

Invisible Children never started as a political movement. It started as a simple story - told by the characters themselves and amplified by a few young boys from Southern California with a couple cameras bought on eBay.  And 6 years later, we are on the verge of something truly historical, especially  from a political perspective.

So if you've ever needed to know anything about this movement, know this:

A brand new BILL has been introduced on behalf of the abducted children in northern Uganda called the LRA DISARMAMENT AND NORTHERN UGANDA RECOVERY ACT, or Senate Bill 1067. Here are the main highlights of the bill:

•First, to stop Joseph Kony: Develop a comprehensive strategy for working with international partners to ensure LRA captives are rescued and rebel leaders are prevented from committing further atrocities.
•Help the people he’s terrorized: Increase financial assistance to address the urgent needs of families forced to flee their homes by LRA attacks.
•Commit to lasting peace: Make long-term recovery for communities affected by the violence a priority in the region.

I don't know your political affiliation, and frankly I don't think it matters much in this conversation. This isn't a partisan issue; this is an issue of humanity. Right now. 

What you can do right now is simple: call or e-mail your senators daily! Make it part of your morning drive. The official U.S. Senate website has contact information for each senator. And for the House of Representatives, you can find contact information for your district’s representative here.

Here is a simple script that you can use when you make your calls:

Hello, my name is ______ and I am a constituent of Senator/Representative ____. I am calling to urge the senator/congressperson to take strong action in supporting Senate Bill 1067, the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act 2009.

Senator/Representative _ should support Senate Bill 1067 because:
•First, it urges President Obama to create a strategy to prevent LRA violence.
•Second, it invests in sustainable peace to help rebuild and heal war-affected communities and prevent future conflicts.

The issue of peace and stability in central and eastern Africa is very important to me and as one of your constituents, I am asking that my government do everything in its power to help bring sustainable peace to this region. Thank you.

 

Definitely watch this comprehensive video when IC lobbied on Capitol Hill in the link below:

HOW IT ENDS

 

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