In May 2010, U.S. President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, legislation aimed at stopping Joseph Kony and the LRA. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate on March 11, 2010 with 65 Senators as cosponsors, then passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on May 13, 2010 with 202 Representatives as cosponsors. On November 24, President Obama delivered the strategy to disarm Joseph Kony and the LRA.
In October 2011, Obama authorized the deployment of up to 100 combat-equipped U.S. troops to central Africa. They will help regional forces “remove from the battlefield.” Joseph Kony and senior LRA leaders. “Although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense,” President Obama said in a letter to Congress.
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Three individual campaigns helped bring the legislation to the President’s desk, including How It Ends, the Hometown Skakedown, and Dr. Coburn: Please Say Yes. Thousands of activists across the country held hundreds of lobby meetings, participated in nationwide call-in days, and wrote letters to their members of Congress. Due to this overwhelming public support for the measure, the President held a public signing ceremony for the legislation, and released the first statement by any administration outlining our government’s commitment to ending the threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army.