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Project involving Invisible Children.

Hi guys. Hopefully this is allowed here, because I'm just trying to spread the word.

But my friend and I have started this project last month, and 100% of the donations are going to Invisible Children. And not only is it benefiting IC, but it's also going to serve as a great gift for one person in particular who has been so faithful and inspiring for the cause. As you may or may not know, Ryan Gosling is a huge advocate and very involved in the issues in Northern Uganda and his birthday is coming up on November 12th, and because of his amazing efforts for the cause, the donations that we collect [via PayPal, money order, and even cash] will be donated to Invisible Children in his honor.

This is a chance for our generation to become involved in an important movement that will continue to grow larger and larger, spreading knowledge and awareness. This is also a great opportunity for Ryan's fans and supporters to be involved in making something very special come alive for him as well, and to show him how crucial a role he has played in generating awareness for such an important issue.

please check out the webpage for more info:


And if you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact me: you can email me or reply to this post, whatever is easiest for you. We've already collected a couple hundred dollars so far for the cause, but with your help and your participation in spreading the word, we can make this thing huge!
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hi.. was wondering if anyone here heard about the Aurianna Taylor case, the 11 year old girl who died in lubbock last week? i was looking for any info on how it happened or what was being investigated.
i appreciate any info

U.N. restores food aid to Uganda war victims

KAMPALA, May 11 (Reuters) - Emergency contributions have enabled the United Nations World Food programme (WFP) to restore food rations to more than 1 million people displaced by a rebellion in Uganda, the WFP said on Friday.

WFP was forced to cut rations in April for 1.3 million people displaced by fighting between the government and Lord's Resistance Army rebels to 40 percent of minimum daily requirement. That left many at risk of malnutrition, it said.

"WFP will be able in June to restore rations to their normal levels," WFP country director Tesema Negash said in a statement.

Villagers fleeing the 20-year-old Ugandan conflict have been unable to till the fields around their camps for fear of attack by marauding guerrillas.

WFP said money came from the United States ($32 million), Britain ($13.7 million) and the European Commission ($6.8 million), plus smaller contributions from Canada and eight European nations.




http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSL11721991

US: Cut Military Aid To Governments Using Child Soldiers

Here's the scoop - Of 10 governments worldwide implicated in the recruitment or use of children as soldiers, nine receive US military assistance. That means getting cheap weapons, military training etc. A new bipartisan bill introduced by 2 US Senators would require these governments to not recuit any more children and reintegrating those they have into normal life. They would have two years to begin and show they're actually trying to do it. If they don't the the government would restrict five categories of US military assistance (International Military Education and Training, Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, Direct Commercial Sales,and Excess Defense Articles) until they end any involvement in the recruitmentor use of child soldiers. This bill is at the stage where we need to write to our senators and tell them we support it.
I know most of us don't want to read a whole lot of notes so I put the links below. I would suggest how ever that if this tugs at you in any way to read the attached document on it.

HELP STOP THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS:
Write a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007 (S1175).

Download a sample letter ( http://hrw.org/campaigns/crp/child_soldiers/letter.htm)
then mail or e-mail to your elected representatives. Locate addresses at: www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.

HUAMN RIGHTS WATCHES Find original reportat www.hrw.org(HRW)

SOURCES:
HRW Child Soldiers campaign: http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/crp/index.htm
HRW Child Soldier fact sheet: http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/crp/fact_sheet.html

MORE ABOUT THE BILL:
Durbin chairs hearing on child soldiers: http://durbin.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=272933

MORE ABOUT CHILD SOLDIERS:
Amnesty International: http://web.amnesty.org/pages/childsoldiers-index-eng
Guide to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict - UNICEF, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers: http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_19025.html
Coalition to stop the use of child soldiers: http://www.child-soldiers.org/
Complete global report (2004): http://www.child-soldiers.org/document_get.php?id=966

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I have a favor to ask all of you.

On June 9th, I am planning out a community event at a local park.
We are going to have music, food, and people selling handmade goods,
photography and paintings. All to raise awarness and donations for
Invisible Children.


I NEED A NAME FOR THIS EVENT. 
please comment with any ideas you might have.


Thanks guys!

help end slavery...watch a movie

We encourage you to see “Amazing Grace,” Walden Media’s film about the life of abolitionist William Wilberforce, during opening weekend (Feb 23-25). Wilberforce, a British parliamentarian, battled for years against overwhelming odds to ultimately abolish the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1807.

Continuing Wilberforce’s work, International Justice Mission is honored that The Wilberforce Forum awarded Gary Haugen the 2007 William Wilberforce Award in recognition of IJM’s pioneering work to end slavery. IJM is a key partner in The Amazing Change campaign which seeks to abolish slavery today.

Wilberforce’s dream is our opportunity today, as millions of people are enslaved in our world at this very moment. We encourage you to see “Amazing Grace” and engage in the work to end slavery in our lifetime.

Sincerely,
International Justice Mission


Also try and participate in the Invisible Children Campaign on April 28th, called Displace Me.
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I don't really know if anyone checks this community out much anymore but I just thought I would post this just in case.


The Charity of the Month for November at Search Kindly (www.searchkindly.org) is Invisible Children, Inc.

This means that if you use Search Kindly to search for whatever it is you'd be using Google, etc. to look for, and click an ad or two, all money generated will be donated to Invisible Children, Inc.

So far this month (aka the last four days!), over $70.00 has been raised!