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Sponsored by: The Hunger Site

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.


Petition Signatures

Dec 23, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 19, 2014 Laura tysinger
Dec 17, 2014 velma jean
Dec 17, 2014 Sylvain-Paul Côté
Dec 13, 2014 Francine Dessoy
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Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
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Nov 27, 2014 Kathi Ridgway
Nov 22, 2014 susan jacob
Nov 21, 2014 Klaus Gass
Nov 20, 2014 kim edmondson
Nov 18, 2014 Brian Mathews
Nov 18, 2014 Jamie Spritzer
Nov 17, 2014 Lauri Rogers
Nov 15, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 14, 2014 Tom Finholt
Nov 14, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Nov 14, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 14, 2014 Kirk Rhoads
Nov 13, 2014 Rose Martin
Nov 13, 2014 Christina Williams
Nov 13, 2014 Olga Cotto
Nov 13, 2014 cathi basler
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Nov 7, 2014 stacey jackson
Nov 5, 2014 Denelle Ergh
Nov 3, 2014 Jim Page
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 30, 2014 Liela Abass
Oct 30, 2014 Lynda Holt
Oct 29, 2014 A Hill
Oct 29, 2014 Lanette Rapp
Oct 29, 2014 Marion Barbour
Oct 26, 2014 Sandra Sherman
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 23, 2014 Philippe Jungo

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