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Campaign to Pass Landmark LRA Bill Pulls Out All the Stops

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Campaign to Pass Landmark LRA Bill Pulls Out All the Stops

Posted by John Bagwell on February 25, 2010


Throughout the month of February, Enough and our partners at Resolve Uganda and Invisible Children have been leading a campaign in Oklahoma targeting Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), who is single-handedly blocking the passage of the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act (S. 1067). This bill has more bipartisan support in the Senate than any other piece of legislation focused on sub-Saharan Africa in over 30 years and would go a long way to help bring about U.S. leadership to end Africa’s longest running insurgency

Tomorrow, the campaign by Oklahoma constituents to influence Coburn comes to a crucial point as activists gather for a demonstration in front of Oklahoma’s State Capitol building, calling on the senator to lift his hold and allow this bill to pass. A number of participants have committed to a "hold-out" – waiting outside of Coburn’s office 24 hours a day in Oklahoma City for as long as it takes to reach a compromise. 

If you’re in Oklahoma, we encourage you to attend in person. There will also be a live video feed of the event starting at 3 p.m. EST tomorrow. Continue to follow all the latest news and developments on the campaign