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Invisible Children

So I still haven't started the billions of things I have to do today, but I decided that this was more important. I can't believe I never thought to do this :D

So I'm involved in a group called Invisible Children. It's pretty much an international group, and we have a club here on campus. If you've heard of it, that's awesome and I love you! If you haven't, I still love you anyway. What it is is a group dedicated to ending the war the started in Northern Uganda, stopping the abduction of children to become child soldiers and sex slaves, and to get those children home, in the most peaceful way possible. The group responsible for this terror is the LRA, the Lord's Resistance Army, head by Joseph Kony. It all started with a group of friends going to the Sudan to make a movie about the situation there, but they somehow found themselves in Northern Uganda, and aware of what was going on there. The documentary they made is called "Rough Cut". Since then they have made many more movies, and have done many things to help out that area. The most recent push is to do something politically. Everyone knows the US has the resources to end the way, but it's not a top priority, and so nothing will get done about it. Recently, there has been a bill that passed in its committee (I forget whether it was the Senate or the House) called the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which calls for a plan to help end the war and get Uganda in such a way so that it can begin to prosper on its own.

Now, there's a bunch of ways you can help! You can learn more about it (because I'm bad at explaining things) by going to invisiblechilren.com. You can do the usual and donate money, they have a lot of cool things in the store you could buy or maybe as for as a gift for christmas or a birthday or something. You can see whether your representatives are supporting the bill here http://www.resolveuganda.org/legislation/cosponsors and write them a letter, saying thanks if they're cosponsoring it, or asking them to support it if they aren't. Another huge help, which takes probably about five seconds, is to sign the petition for the Citizen's Arrest Warrant of Joseph Kony, basically if we get enough of these signatures to show Obama, he has to listen to us by law. Or something like that I forget exactly... :D http://www.invisiblechildren.com/obama

Thanks for listening and tell your friends! And everyone else!


I drew this cat myself :D

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