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September 24, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Raising our voice // Invisible Children testifies before Congress

“This is a conversation that millions of young people around the United States would be very encouraged to know is happening in Washington, D. C. today.” -Lisa Dougan On Friday, September 19, our very own Lisa Dougan, Director of Central Africa Programs and Policy Advisor, gave her official testimony to Congress as part of a hearing […]

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August 6, 2014

by Miranda Brown

UPDATE // 76 Representatives urge President Obama to keep pursuing Kony

Two weeks ago, Representatives Ed Royce and Jim McGovern introduced a bipartisan letter to Congress, which urges President Obama to stay committed to ending LRA violence and arresting Joseph Kony. Our IC Citizen team called on you with the ambitious goal of getting 50 additional members of Congress to sign that letter before it was delivered to President Obama. […]

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July 25, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Supporter spotlight // Helena Okolicsanyi

We believe young people can end a war. Political activism is an important part of how we address the LRA conflict, and we rely heavily on our supporters to make their voices heard in Congress. Your efforts have made some huge accomplishments possible. Mobilizing our supporters is a big priority for our mission. Those who continuously engage their representatives in […]

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July 24, 2014

by Miranda Brown

No capes required // Our heroes in Congress

It’s Comic-Con weekend here in San Diego, and we’re seeing an increasing amount of Justice League costumes on the drive to work. So, we thought we would take the chance to recognize some real-life superheroes. This month, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Ed Royce (R-CA) gained some major brownie points in our book. They have been consistent supporters of our mission […]

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July 21, 2014

by Invisible Children

Take action // Keep Washington committed to ending LRA violence

President Obama is about to make an important decision about whether or not the U.S. will continue its current efforts to help end LRA violence and bring Joseph Kony to justice. We need you to speak up now to make sure he chooses to stay the course. Here’s the scoop: Right now, approximately 100 U.S. […]

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June 27, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Update // Your advocacy on the #CARcrisis is working

On June 9th, you answered the call to urge the Obama administration to request funding from Congress for the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR). Well, it worked  – the White House submitted a funding request to Congress this week, which included $278 million for international peacekeeping efforts in CAR. Wait, can I have a recap? The United […]

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June 9, 2014

by Invisible Children

Take Action: Help end the violence in Central African Republic

We have an important chance to help stop the mass violence in Central African Republic, but we don’t have a lot of time – we need you all to take action today. Some of you know that we’ve been following the crisis in the Central African republic, which erupted in March 2013. Thousands have been […]

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May 27, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Peacefully ending a war

One of the staples of  Invisible Children is turning pipe-dreams into realities. When we started our work on the LRA conflict a little over a decade ago, one such dream was that a U.S. president would say the words ‘Joseph Kony’, let alone take meaningful action to assist African Union led efforts to end LRA violence. […]

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May 8, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Joseph Kony’s in Kafia Kingi

Here’s one of the most important questions in the world: where on earth is Joseph Kony? On Tuesday, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon released a statement publicly confirming what Invisible Children has known for a while: he’s hiding in Kafia Kingi. Kafia Kingi is a Sudanese controlled ‘enclave’ bordering South Sudan and the Central African Republic. […]

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May 1, 2014

by Invisible Children

Action alert // Congress meet about CAR

++ UPDATE 5/6/14: Watch a recording of the hearing here ++ Today at 10am ET, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on African Affairs will hold a hearing about the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). The aim of the hearing is to keep the CAR crisis on the radar of the U.S. Government and to better identify how […]

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