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The Hometown Shakedown Strikes Again

We are re-launching the Hometown Shakedown Campaign!

Watch this short video update from Kenneth and Lisa and read the information below to find out how you can be a part of finishing the fight to get the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act passed through Congress and on the President's desk.

The bill passed the Senate!

We couldn't be more overjoyed.

At 7:08PM on Thursday, March 11 the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act(S.1067) passed the United States Senate.

We celebrate this significant victory and thank the countless supporters and the bill's Senate champions -- especially Russ Feingold (D-WI), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Sam Brownback (R-KS) -- whose hard work was critical to getting it passed.

BREAKING: Agreement reached, Senator Coburn lifts his hold

We did it.

After dozens of activists held out for 262 hours outside the Oklahoma City office of Senator Tom Coburn, a compromise was reached today that -- barring any holds placed by other Senators -- should allow the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act to pass the full Senate later this week.SUCCESS

Michigan Senator issues statement of support

After being contacted by dozens of constituents, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan released a statement yesterday calling for Senator Coburn to lift his hold and allow the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act to pass. Senator Levin is Chairman of the Armed Services Committee (aka, this is a big deal).

Here's what he had to say:

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BREAKING: Phone call with Senator Coburn scheduled for Tuesday, Mar 9th

More than 40 days after initially requesting a personal meeting with Senator Coburn, the Senator has agreed to hold a twenty minute phone call with campaign leaders tomorrow, March 9th. The conversation will go down at 5pm CST. Let’s hope and pray that it is productive. Hold-out-camp.jpg

Press Roundup: The Hold Out is all over the Oklahoma news

 

*If you find more press coverage, please email it to: cathy@resolveuganda.org

FEATURED PRESS: Oklahoma's CBS affiliate interviews activist Mark Nehrenz and Resolve Uganda's Lisa Dougan on the VICTORY:

Faith leaders launch nationwide MercyFast until compromise is reached

Since the first of March, a group of passionate women of faith have been on a liquids-only fast, and they intend to continue until Senator Coburn accepts a compromise and allows the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act to pass the Senate.

Letter to supporters from Lisa Dougan at hour 127

Those that have the privilege of knowing Lisa Dougan, Resolve Uganda's Director of Communications - and the force of pure soul that she is - will particularly appreciate her reflection from downtown Oklahoma City, addressed to all who have been a piece of making this epic effort possible and (fingers crossed) successful.

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Press conference and more press coverage

Earlier today, at hour 91, Hold Out participants held a press conference to advertise that it had been 39 days since we first submitted a request to speak with Senator Coburn in person about his opposition to our bill without a response from the Senator or his office. (Sidenote: does this man still not understand how far these absolutely inspired activists will go to demand that he at least respect our basic democratic institutions?)

Call Senator Coburn’s DC Office (202) 224-5754