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January 6, 2010

Make your voices heard to help stem the atrocities in Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's mineral wealth continues to fuel the horrors in Congo. Despite the upsurge in atrocities during 2009 and more than a million people on the run from armed groups,, multinational companies continue to purchase minerals from the Congo.
Breaking the cycle of mineral-fueled violence in eastern Congo will require a coalition of private and public actors ranging from the largest of multinational electronics and jewelry companies all the way to the most knowledgeable and dedicated Congolese civil society voices.

Urge  your Representative to support legislation for conflict-free cell phones, laptops and other electronics by cosponsoring the Congo Conflict Minerals Trade Act of 2009 (HR 4128) <http://www.enoughproject.org/conflict_minerals_trade_act> . The bill will indentify any conflict minerals from Congo imported into the United States. It is the strongest effort to stop the scourge of conflict minerals in Congo.

Contact these influential members of the Foreign Affairs Committee now:

Mike Pence (R-IN)
 Email <https://forms.house.gov/pence/IMA/webforms/contact_form.htm>  Rep. Pence urging for support
 Call (202-225-3021) Rep. Pence’s office directly
 Send Rep. Pence a message on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/mike.pence.usa?ref=search&sid=14600442.772246115..1>
 Tweet <http://twitter.com/>  Rep. Pence @RepMikePence about conflict mineral legislation (HR 4128)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
 Email <http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/IMA/issue.htm>  Rep. Ros-Lehtinen urging for support
 Call (202-225-3931) Rep. Ros-Lehtinen’s office directly
 Tweet <http://twitter.com/>  Rep. Ros-Lehtinen @IRL to support conflict mineral legislation (HR 4128)
Ed Royce (R-CA)
 Email <http://royce.house.gov/Contact/>  Rep. Royce urging for support
 Call (202-225-4111) Rep. Royce’s office directly
 Send Rep. Royce a message on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/EdRoyce?ref=search&sid=14600442.1974795186..1#/EdRoyce?v=wall&ref=search>
Chris Smith (R-NJ)
 Email <http://chrissmith.house.gov/Email/
  Call (202-225-3765) Rep. Smith’s office directly

Contact Your Own Representative
CALL <http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm> , CONTACT <https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml> , or EMAIL <http://www2.americanprogress.org/t/1659/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6281>  
Urge him or her to support conflict mineral legislation (HR 4128)

Dial 1-800-GENOCIDE. By inputting your zipcode, you will have access to    
the contact information for elected officials ranging from your state Governor
to your Senator to the President.

Take Action: Urge Industry Leaders to Make Conflict-Free Products
We need your help to increase demand for conflict-free electronics products. As a consumer, we can influence electronics industry leaders as they weigh whether or not to invest in making their supply chains transparent and producing verifiably conflict-free products. Tell companies that if they take conflict out of their products, you'll buy them.
Go to this website and through them you make your voice heard at Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft, Canon, IBM,Intel Apple, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo. Rim,Nintendo, Phillips, Panasonic
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