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Something horrifying is happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): men, women, and children are being coerced to work in precious mineral mines by soldiers in the name of profit.

These mines are under the control of various armed militia groups and the Congolese National Army and contain precious minerals like tantalum, coltan, cassiterite, wolframite, and gold. These minerals are used in many of the electronic items we used today and are therefore in great demand.

To obtain these resources at the greatest margin of profit to themselves, the soldiers are using physical and sexual force to subvert the civilians into excavating the minerals for them. Send a message Congress asking them to solidify legislation addressing these heinous crimes against humanity.

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Dear Congress member:

I was appalled to learn of the abhorrent human rights abuses that are happening right now in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's an utter abomination that the armed soldiers in the region are raping, torturing, and forcing hard, manual labor upon innocent men, women, and children.

I am writing to ask that you direct efforts toward providing the people of Congo with the opportunity to live free and healthy lives without the worry they will be captured and put to work — or worse.

The Congolese deserve the same freedoms we have. Please push important legislation through Congress that will go toward combating human slavery in the Congo.

Signed,

Petition Signatures


Apr 17, 2015 Christina Michael
Apr 16, 2015 Shannon Evans
Apr 16, 2015 Angela LaRochelle
Apr 10, 2015 Maria Simao
Apr 8, 2015 V. Truong
Apr 7, 2015 Sherry Nichols
Apr 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2015 cesar conceiçao
Apr 2, 2015 vautrin noelle
Apr 1, 2015 chenie kaur
Mar 29, 2015 pamela Schaberg We need to stop the purchase of precious minerals from DRC. Place an embargo on these minerals similar to the one that was used against Cuba.
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Georgette Lebel
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 25, 2015 Karen Vincent
Mar 24, 2015 Cindy Marquez
Mar 23, 2015 Wayne Brumley
Mar 19, 2015 Diane McCoy
Mar 17, 2015 PAMELA ROSLING
Mar 16, 2015 Ashley Tate
Mar 16, 2015 Alexandra Maran
Mar 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2015 Alice Neuman
Mar 11, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Mar 10, 2015 Carla Winger
Mar 9, 2015 guglielmo lanzilli
Mar 6, 2015 Renee Calpin Everyone's pain is connected
Mar 6, 2015 Esta Maltz
Mar 5, 2015 Darren Masters
Feb 26, 2015 Lisa Siebern
Feb 25, 2015 Suzie Stoltz
Feb 24, 2015 Criss Sledge
Feb 24, 2015 Sharon Gillespie
Feb 24, 2015 Alison Zacharis
Feb 23, 2015 Patricia Johnson
Feb 22, 2015 Elise Lobdell Please protect the civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo!
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2015 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Feb 12, 2015 Maria Zambrano
Feb 10, 2015 Linda McEachron-Taylor
Feb 10, 2015 Elaine Heathcoat
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Armistead
Feb 10, 2015 Gianfranco Frelli
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Kunze
Feb 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2015 Christina Bailey
Feb 10, 2015 Abigail Connors Please care enough to pass legislation to end the forcing of manual labor in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo!
Feb 5, 2015 Virginia Ilardi

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