We have until December 31st to catch this man. A movement has started around the world by a younger generation of people to stop the man known as, Joseph Kony.
Invisible Children is an organisation that has been around for about 9 years now and is committed to stopping the war that Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army is dictating. He abducts children from their homes mainly in Uganda, makes the child kill their parents, makes boys fight and mutilate other children’s faces, and the young girls are forced to be sex slaves. This has been going on for 26 years now without being noticed and Joseph Kony doesn’t have a cause that he is fighting for but is simply maintaining his own power. 2012 is the year that Invisible Children wants to catch Kony and to set the 30,000 children he has abducted free.
Although Invisible Children is based in America people all around the world can always help out. Nobody in the world knew about Joseph Kony until literally two days ago when the above video went viral on YouTube, but now we can share this cause with people that we know, who can then share it with their friends also.
The revolution has been started by young people, and they are the ones that want to help catch this man. A large group of teens and twenty-somethings went to the American congress people and told them about Invisible Children. Due to the sheer volume of people that went it was hard not to notice what was happening and because of this Barack Obama decided to send a small group of advisors from the United States military to help the Ugandan Army in the capture of Joseph Koni. Unfortunately the presence of the advisors is now known to kony so he has changed his tactics, which is only making it harder to find out where in the African jungles. Hopefully with the knowledge of the United States military though, they can help the Ugandan Army in finding Kony but the forces need our help too!
If you go to the Invisible Children Website you can help support the cause by buying a poster, a t-shirt, stickers, or the full Kony 2012 kit which includes a bracelet with a commitment number. When you put that number into the online database it shows your commitment to the cause and helps keep the American advisors in Uganda tracking Kony down. This is not something that can be big for a few days to then die out, so 20 “culture makers” have been asked to spread the word of invisible Children. These culture makers include Oprah, Mark Zuckerburg, Jay- Z, Bono, and Rihanna and you are asked to tweet these stars and ask them to “Make Kony famous” by using their social impact on the world. There are also 12 policy makers that can help change the way that Kony is captured. On the Invisible Children website you can easily email, call, or set up a way to talk to these policy makers and tell them what needs to be done. By talking to them, the more people that bring this cause to them, the more action they will take due to the demand of it. On April 20th, 2012 it is Cover the Night. This day you are asked to meet with people at sundown to put up posters from the Kony cause and so that people go to bed on a typical Friday night and wake up on the Saturday to the poster of Kony everywhere they go.
To support the cause of Invisible Children and find out more you can visit the website www.invisiblechildren.com