How It Ends: 2009 Lobby Days
On June 22nd and 23rd, 2009, nearly two thousand American citizens attended How It Ends, a symposium and lobbying event hosted by Resolve and our partner Invisible Children, focused on kick-starting Congressional support for the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. Participants converged on Washington, DC from all over the country to meet with their elected officials in the largest US lobby day ever focused on Africa.
Participants joined over 400 lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill to request that Congress pass this landmark legislation that would provide assistance to war-affected communities and require President Obama to devise an interagency strategy to stop LRA attacks. As a direct result, 66 Representatives and 17 Senators cosponsored the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, while dozens also signed a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to make ending the conflict a priority.