lasted 262 hours.
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.
On November 18, 2009, we unleashed the Hometown Shakedown campaign with a national call-in effort and dozens of local constituent meetings with key Members of Congress across the country . The result: 15 Members of Congress added their support to the bill within 48 hours.
As more of you continued to shake down your hometowns, Members of Congress responded to your voices and we now have 64 Senators and 164 Representatives cosponsoring the bill. That alone is phenomenal---but we found a way to top that.
On March 9, 2010, we celebrated a landmark victory. After launching the Dr. No Please Say Yes campaign, a small group of determined activists "held out" for twelve days in front of Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn's local office in OKC, convincing him to agree to a workable compromise on the bill and remove his 3-month-long hold. Dr. Coburn said yes, and the bill passed in the Senate by unanimous consent the following day.
Without a doubt, your efforts are working. But we are not done yet.
The LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act will be going throught the House of Representatives in a matter of weeks. We need as many members of the House cosponsoring this legislation as possible.
The goal is simple: Get you Representative to sign on as cosponsors to the legislation, so that we reach a critical mass of 218 Representatives committed to seeing the bill passed.
Join the "Hometown Shakedown" and make history in the name of peace. Here's how:
Close to 90% of the bill's current cosponsors in Congress came on board after in-person constituent meetings. Need we say more? Organizing a meeting with your Members of Congress or their staff in an office near you is the most effective action you can take to convince them to cosponsor the bill. Get more information here.
You must continue to call the DC office of your representatives who have yet to cosponsore the bill. Your commitment and regular calls keep this issue on the radar of your Members of Congress so they get the message loud and clear: this violence has to stop, and to make that happen, they need to cosponsor the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. Click here for instructions.