MR. PRESIDENT - AND JUSTICE FOR ALL NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE
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After more than a year of inspired lobbying by activists across the nation, last night Congress passed the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act with flying colors.
The final vote came in the House after a series of Representatives, at your urging, delivered statements of support that had our team here both tearing up and cheering out loud. Now passed through both chambers of Congress, the bill sits on the President's desk and awaits his signature.
Think for a moment: just a few short years ago, the response from our leaders in Congress to this crisis -- to the abductions of thousands of children and attacks against innocent communities across an entire region of Africa -- was resounding silence.
Now, President Obama has a historic mandate for action from Congress and the American people. This highlight video (above) we put together from last night says it all.
We are deeply grateful to the tens of thousands of you who have written letters, called, donated, joined lobby meetings, and slept on Oklahoman sidewalks to make this happen. Without your tenacity, the passage of this bill would not have been possible. This victory is yours.
With such concrete and historic results shown from our efforts together, we are strengthened in our resolve to keep going until communities across central Africa no longer fear the threat of attack and abduction by the LRA. And we look forward to working with you to help make it happen.
In the meantime, we hope you join us in celebrating this major milestone! We'll be back at you soon, with news on the signing.
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Joseph Kony’s brutal insurgency has outlasted four U.S. presidents and 11 straight sessions of Congress. It is now Africa’s longest-running conflict and it’s time for it to be over. By taking action now, U.S. policymakers can put a stop to the LRA’s atrocities across central Africa and help put northern Uganda and the surrounding region on track towards lasting peace. Use the links below to learn about how the conflict has evolved and what specifically can be done to resolve it.
After decades of neglect, peace could finally be on the horizon for the people throughout central Africa who have been caught in the crossfire of this conflict for so long. Click here to read about how this conflict has developed and why urgent action is needed to ensure that it is finally ended. For more in-depth information on the history of the war and what has been happening recently, use the links in the right sidebar.
For peace to have a chance, there will have to be more action from the international community, especially the U.S. Government. Engagement from world leaders could lead to the end of LRA violence in central Africa and help war-affected communities in northern Uganda rebuild and heal the wounds of war. But this won't happen without increased political pressure from citizens. Click here to read about what needs to be done to end this crisis once and for all, and use the menu on the right to access our latest policy briefs and information on what specifically our leaders should do.