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Democratic Republic of the Congo's mineral wealth continues to fuel the armed groups that commit the atrocities in eastern 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 such as gold, tin and tungsten from the Congo.
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 Your Own Representative Urge him or her to support conflict mineral legislation (HR 4128)
Dial 1-800-GENOCIDE. By entering your zip code, 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
Write to President Obama and ask him to make finding a non-military solution to the war in Congo a priority in his foreign policy agenda:
Educate yourself about how conflict minerals are illegally and inhumanely pillaged from the Congo and make their way into your cell phones and the computer you are using to read this post right now. Demand that electronics companies alter their mining and trade policies so that conflict-free minerals are used in our electronics. Until this happens, we all literally have blood on our hands.
You can inform yourselves on the sites listed here and let your voices be heard