Turn Kony 2012 buzz into real, life-saving action
In the last 3 weeks, tens of millions of people around the world have become aware of Joseph Kony’s crimes against humanity and the need to bring him to justice.
We’ve been encouraging you to channel your demands for justice to Washington and we’re already seeing results. Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives introduced the Kony 2012 resolution into Congress and as of today, it already has 44 cosponsors in the House and 38 in the Senate. This is remarkable — a true sign that your voices are powerful — but we still have a long way to go.
83 members of Congress have signed onto the resolution, but that means 452 still haven’t. At least one of those 452 probably represents you. Make it your mission to get all three of your members of Congress (your two Senators and your Representative) to cosponsor the Kony 2012 resolution. Here’s how you can do that:
Step 1: Take 30 seconds to EMAIL your members of Congress.
Step 2: Take one minute to CALL your members of Congress.
Step 3: Sign up to MEET with your member of Congress in your home town.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 until you achieve the desired results.
**Note: Here’s a list of ever member of Congress who has already cosponsored the resolution. If any of your representatives are on this list, make sure to call their office and thank them.
Our Resolve team constantly receives stories of young people who have convinced their policymakers to take action that can help end LRA violence. Here’s just one:
Last week, a group of 10 Resolve and Invisible Children activists in Agoura Hills, CA (pictured above) held a short, 20-minute lobby meeting with Rep. Henry Waxman (CA-30). They shared why addressing the LRA crisis was so important to them and asked the Congressman to join them in committing to help bring Joseph Kony to justice and end LRA violence. Just a few days later, Congressman Waxman cosponsored the Kony 2012 resolution. The activists, most of whom had never attended a lobby meeting before, are now excited to schedule meetings with their two California Senators.
A story like this can be your story, too. You have the ability move things in Washington and help see LRA violence ended once and for all — if you choose to use your voice. Here’s your chance.