Obama Administration Acknowledges Power of #Kony2012 Viral Video and Says It Has Raised Awareness

Mar 10, 2012
8:22 pm

Sometimes getting your news from outside of the United States helps. We got this post from the Telegraph in the UK. The piece quoted White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his thoughts about #Kony2012.

Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary, congratulated the "hundreds of thousands of Americans who have mobilised to this unique crisis of conscience."

Mr Carney said: "I think this viral video that you mentioned is part of that response, raising awareness about the horrific activities of the LRA, and consistent with the bipartisan legislation passed by our congress in 2010 the United States continues to pursue a comprehensive multi-faceted strategy to help;p the governments and people of Central Africa in their efforts to end the threat posed by the LRA and reduce the human consequences of the LRA's atrocities."