2008 Lobby Days for Northern Uganda
On February 24th-26th, 2008, Resolve and our partner Invisible Children hosted Lobby Days for Northern Uganda, a lobbying event held in Washington, DC and corresponding national call-in day. Over 800 American citizens from around the country converged on our nation’s capital seeking further US engagement in the Juba Peace Negotiations. The event focused on obtaining Congressional support for a letter to the U.N. Secretary General calling for this sustained engagement and an increase in U.N.-led recovery efforts on the ground in northern Uganda.
23 Senators and 16 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed the letter, which was delivered to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon shortly thereafter. Before How It Ends was held the following year, the event was the largest US lobby day ever focused on Africa.
The following is a list of Members of Congress who signed on to the letter to the UN Secretary General:
Senate: Russ Feingold, Sam Brownback, Joe Biden, Norm Coleman, Chris Dodd, Larry Craig, Jeff Bingaman, Olympia Snowe, John Kerry, Pat Roberts, John Rockefeller, George Voinovich, Joe Lieberman, Saxby Chambliss, Daniel Akaka, Dianne Feinstein, Ron Wyden, Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Mary Landrieu, Maria Cantwell, Robert Menendez, Robert Casey Jr.
House: Jim McDermott, Pete Stark, David Wu, Chris Van Hollen, John Lewis, Henry Waxman, Frank Wolf, Susan Davis, Christopher Shays, Darlene Hooley, Joe Sestak, Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Allyson Schwartz, Bobby Rush, Tammy Baldwin