Pete Wentz to support plight of child soldiers in Washington tomorrow (April 25)

Fall Out Boy will stand with Invisible Children in US capital

Pete Wentz has turned to a popular blog to draw attention to the plight of child soldiers in Northern Uganda and will head to Washington to show his support in person.

Wentz discussed the children who sleep in the streets of Northern Uganda in an attempt to avoid being abducted by militia and forced to fight in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

He pledged his support for the Invisible Children, an organisation that brings awareness to the cause which will be staging an event called the RESCUE in 100 cities across 10 countries around the world tomorrow (April 25).

Says Wentz via the Huffington Post : “Thousands of people are going to symbolically ‘abduct’ themselves and stand in solidarity with all the abducted children forced to fight as soldiers. In turn, every group will be ‘rescued’ by a celebrity, politician, local luminary – someone who will make noise and bring the media out. I will be there, in Washington, DC standing in solidarity with thousands of other people so that these kids in Uganda will be noticed. And if no cultural leader shows up in one particular city, then everyone in the surrounding cites that were rescued will take a bus to join them. This will continue until every participating city is rescued. Now, this could take days, or even weeks, but it’s going to happen.”

Wentz also explained that part of his interest in the fight against child soldiers stems from becoming a father to baby boy, Bronx Mowgli, and becoming more aware of the world in which his son will grow up.

–By our New York staff.
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