Friday, May 22, 2009

America has the chance to do the right thing.

This week the US introduced a new bill: the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.

If passed, the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act would require the Obama administration to develop a regional strategy to protect civilians in central Africa from attacks by the LRA rebels. It will also enforce the rule of law and ensure full humanitarian access in LRA-affected areas.

And it commits the United States to increase support to economic recovery and transitional justice efforts in Uganda.

It's about time this issue made it to the Senate. There's been so many grassroots efforts to raise awareness and solicit help at the government level. The kids at Invisible Children blow me away! They got themselves and an army of youth supporters on the Oprah Winfrey Show earlier this month. It's so exciting that this is on the table, and that those affected by LRA conflict and it's aftermath might actually get some real help.

America, please do the right thing.

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