In efforts to address issues of regional cooperation and leadership in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Ed Royce (R-CA ) drafted a letter calling on President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to meet with presidents from each LRA-affected country during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in September. The letter is currently circulating amongst Congressional offices for further endorsements. In this post that originally appeared on the Resolve blog, Resolve Co-founder and CEO Michael Poffenberger describes how activists can speak up in support of the letter, and use their voices to help end the LRA.
Every once in a while, we are given a chance to have a big impact with very little effort. Right now is one of those times.
Though enormous progress has been made in the past year, efforts to bring Joseph Kony to justice and end LRA atrocities are now stalling due to disagreements amongst governments in central Africa. High-level diplomacy from President Obama—alongside partners at the United Nations and African Union—is needed to help defuse tensions. Yet so far, such leadership has been missing.
But a bipartisan letter is now circulating amongst Members of Congress that calls for President Obama to step up and weigh in personally with regional governments to get things back on track. For that letter to make a splash with the President, it needs your Representative’s name on it. With as little as a single phone call, you could make that happen.
Click here for instructions, and take 30 seconds to make that call today. The deadline for signatories is the end of the week, so let’s get on it.