Today, 33 U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning the violence of Joseph Kony and the LRA. It’s further proof that this is one thing we can all agree on. The Senate Resolution already has 33 cosponsors, and the House Resolution that was introduced last week already has 29 cosponsors.
See? Your voices are being heard. Let’s keep up the momentum. The United States and countries all over the world can work together to support regional governments in their efforts to stop LRA violence and rehabilitate the war-affected area.
If you live in the U.S., sign up for a lobby meeting and encourage your members of Congress to become cosponsors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 33 Senators introduced a resolution Wednesday condemning the crimes against humanity committed by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), supporting ongoing international efforts to remove Kony from the battlefield, and calling for the U.S. to continue to enhance its mobility, intelligence and logistical support of regional forces now pursuing the LRA.
In addition to condemning Kony and the LRA for crimes against humanity, the resolution, which was led by U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), does the following:
- Supports the efforts of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and other regional governments, as well as the African Union and United Nations, to end the threat posed by the LRA;
- Supports continued efforts by the United States to strengthen the capabilities of regional military forces deployed to protect civilians and pursue commanders of the LRA; as well as to enhance cooperation and cross-border efforts to increase civilian protection and provide assistance to populations affected by the LRA;
- Calls on the U.S. to utilize existing funds for ongoing programs to enhance mobility, intelligence, and logistical capabilities for partner forces engaged in efforts to protect civilians or remove Joseph Kony and his top commanders from the battlefield;
- Calls on the President to keep Congress fully informed of U.S. efforts and to work closely with Congress to identify and address critical gaps in efforts to counter the LRA.