Students discuss Kony with congresswoman

DOWNEY - Downey High School students interested in the ongoing conflict in Uganda, specifically the Lord's Resistance Army and Joseph Kony, met with Rep. Lucille Royball-Allard late last month to discuss the matter.The students were inspired by a documentary titled "Kony 2012," which made by Jason Russell, co-founder of Invisible Children. The students are members of a recently-formed school club called HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere). Roybal-Allard is a co-sponsor of federal legislation that would call for increased efforts to expand the number of Central African forces deployed to protect civilians and pursue LRA commanders, while increasing cross-border coordination among regional governments.

********** Published: May 10, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 04