Sunday, March 7 - into their second week of camping outside Sen. Coburn's office, the activists were upbeat and motivated, though they had not yet heard anything from the Senator's office.
They named their encampment "Coco Village." It was pretty organized, considering.
After they learned of Sen. Coburn's compromise, all the signs were edited with the good news, and thanked him and their supporters.
Someone had a cake decorated for the occassion.
A guest book for participants and visitors to record their thoughts.
An inside page of the "Sidewalk Stories" book.
What's a youth movement without music?
Lisa Dougan, spokesperson for the Coburn Say Yes campaign. She credited the onslaught of media stories about their campaign in wearing down "Dr. No."
The students' interest and their campaign targeting Sen. Coburn grew out of the Resolve Uganda project, and the film "Invisible Children."
Over the entire encampment, over 200 students took part, some for a day, some for the whole time.
After the news of victory, there was joy, fulfillment and a sense of "what's next? We can do anything!"
Lisa Dougan, from Washington state, said the students addressed this issue because they felt that the crisis in Uganda was the most "horrific" of many global concerns.
One student relayed that, on hearing of the campaign's successful conclusion, his father said "good work" and it was the first time that his parents had shown support for his activism. A group hug for the emotional young man followed.