Joseph Kony is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is a militant group with an extreme religious ideology, known for the atrocities they commit against civilians, including murder, mutilations, rape, and in some accounts even cannibalism.
The LRA has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Sudan. It has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them, and has forced the internal displacement of over two million people since its rebellion began in 1986.
This issue has been going on for years. Now is the time to end it. It doesn’t matter whether Kony hasn’t made an attack on Uganda in quite a while, he has simply moved his army to a different location. This means that children are still being kidnapped from their homes and forced into a never-ending nightmare. Invisible Children is not a scam. They are people, just like you, who truly about everyone.
This isn’t about money, nor is it a mediocre thing. This is a matter of life and death for human beings who deserve better. Take one moment of your life to help out with this amazing and outstanding cause. Don’t see it as another sad video where you simply hope things will get better.
This is the time to prove that you can make a difference. You can help to end a horrid situation and make hundreds of thousands of lives worth living for.
Head over to the Invisible Children’s website, Kony2012.com, and take the pledge. Don’t just say you want to help, show and prove it. Put yourself in place of the countless children in Africa, being taken from your home and made to mutilate and kill family and friends.
As a parent, imagine your son or daughter being stolen in the middle of the night to forced become a child soldier or sex slave. If you wouldn’t want it happening to your kids, why should it be allowed to happen to someone else’s?
On April 20th, take part of our mission and help Cover the Night. Be one of the many who also pledged to make a difference. Donate to the cause or buy an Action Kit and help bring down Kony this year in 2012. This is the time, while his name and face are everywhere, while he is fresh and in the front of every person’s mind. So what are you waiting for? Use your voice to make Kony famous and stop at nothing to remove this man from our world.