Senators Speak Out Against Joseph Kony In New Video

Senators speak on what the United States is doing to stop Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

By Gabriella Landeros

Senators in support of the capture of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa marked a coming day of action in raising awareness of the brutal warlord by releasing a video featuring lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) take part in the video as does former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.).

Pursuing Joseph Kony: A Message from the United States Senate 

According to reports from Senator Coon, Chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, “Kony and the LRA have terrorized central Africa targeting civilians in a brutal campaign of abduction, murder, and forced displacement of innocent people.” Reported acts have included sexual violence, and turning boys into soldiers.

So far, there have been two resolutions aimed at Kony. In 2010, the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, Senator Feingold’s bill passed.

The second resolution was introduced last month by the Senate, S. Res. 402.

“In it we condemned Jospeh Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army for their horrific crimes against humanity,” Sen. Chris Coons said. “[It is] a bill to make it the policy of the united States to work with governments in the region to stop the LRA and help Central Africa to recover.”






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