Take action now and tell Obama to get his grades up!
This month marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. As mandated by the legislation, he released a comprehensive strategy to stop atrocities perpetrated by the LRA and help affected communities rebuild in November 2010. In Issue #1 of our report card, we raised concerns about whether President Obama would dedicate the funding, senior leadership, and political will needed to put the strategy into action. In Issue #2 we report that incremental progress in the strategy’s first six months of implementation is not living up to the reality of rising LRA violence on the ground—and give President Obama some “homework” to improve his grades.
- Expand U.S. engagement Grade: D (Issue #1 grade: D)
- Protect civilians Grade: C (Issue #1 grade: C)
- Stop senior LRA commanders Grade: D (Issue #1 grade: C)
- Facilitate escape Grade: C (Issue #1 grade: B)
- Help communities survive and rebuild Grade: B (Issue #1 grade: B)
|The Grading Rubric for President Obama’s LRA Strategy & Implementation|
|A: Significant progress||C: Little or inadequate progress||F: Efforts backsliding|
|B: Encouraging progress||D: Efforts at a standstill|