- October 18, 2011
- Advocates in Action
Everybody can use a bit of moral support now and then. President Obama and our Congressmen could use some this week. On Friday, the President announced that he would be deploying 100 advisers to help apprehend Joseph Kony and stop the LRA, in response to the bill that we worked so hard to pass last year. So let’s tell our president and policymakers that we’re in their corner on this issue.
Invisible Children made this video clearing up some misconceptions about what these advisers will be doing once they get to central Africa, and the folks at IC came up with a great way to show our support. Basically, take a picture of yourself holding a sign that says “Mr. President, I support your efforts to stop the #LRA.”
Notice how beautifully Michael and Lisa and instagram demonstrated their support. If you go to IC’s flickr site, you will find that more than 1,500 people have already shown their support this way. So once you’ve taken a picture of yourself holding that sign, make it your Facebook profile pic, then email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be sure that your support will be added to that of your peers, and President Obama will see that.
Stay tuned…we have more ideas of how we can show our support for this hugely important decision.