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August 16, 2010

Contact these companies. They are using conflict minerals - fueling the violence in Congo

If you have a cell phone, then you have a direct connection to the deadliest war in the world. The conflict in eastern Congo is fueled by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals - tin, tungsten, tantalum (3T's), and gold - which power our cell phones, laptops, and other electronics. Urge the biggest buyers of the 3Ts and gold - major electronics companies -to produce conflict-free products.

Please take two minutes to send an e-mail now to the 21 biggest electronics companies . Here is a sample email or use your own words

Subject: Make our products conflict free

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing today with a pledge to purchase your conflict free electronics product once it becomes available. I want the death, rape and violence in Congo being driven by the illicit trade in conflict minerals to stop. If your company leads to produce a verifiably conflict-free product, I as a consumer will find your product far more attractive. If you take conflict out of your electronics, I will buy it. Sincerely,
We will add your signature from the information you provide.

Thank you for taking action!
We need your help to increase demand for conflict-free electronics products. As a consumer, you 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. Its important to let companies know that if they take conflict out of their products, you'll buy them.

Everyone is using them. Despite recent legislation no one has committed to going conflict free yet. Here is a list of the 21 leading electronics companies on and a way to email them. But they all procure their raw materials in the same way.

These are the top 20 offenders. Again, here is a link to the site.

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