Looks like Angelina Jolie isnt the only member of her family getting involved in humanitarian pursuits.
Jolies older brother, James Haven, is scheduled to join Veronica Mars actress Kristen Bell and other celebs at the How It Ends lobby days this week, urging Members of Congress to pass legislation calling on the U.S. to disarm a Ugandan guerrilla group, the Lords Resistance Army.
The two-day event kicks off at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center today, where Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) will join policy experts at a symposium designed to educate participants on the efforts to apprehend LRA leader Joseph Kony.
On Tuesday, the activists will come to Capitol Hill, where theyll spend the morning at a rally in Upper Senate Park before visiting Congressional offices in the afternoon. Participants will ask Members to sign onto legislation introduced by Feingold, McGovern and others urging the U.S. to apprehend or otherwise remove Joseph Kony and his top commanders from the battlefield.
Kony has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity but remains at large. A variety of activist groups have urged the U.S. to lead the effort to capture him.
A closing rally featuring musical performances by artists such as Nada Surf will be held at the Ellipse between the National Mall and the White House on Tuesday night.
And although Haven will be involved in heavy policy matters over the next few days, HOH notes that his weekend was far less serious: He attended the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner on Friday night as a guest of Fox News.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.