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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 6,622
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

Aug 6, 2018 Claire M
Aug 1, 2018 Carmen Rodriguez
Jul 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2018 Maria R. Gomez
Jul 26, 2018 Eliza Johnson
Jul 23, 2018 Rama Bharadwaj
Jul 21, 2018 marita hanse
Jul 19, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 18, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Jul 17, 2018 Paola DeCastro
Jul 16, 2018 Bob Thomas
Jul 15, 2018 Cheryl Martin
Jul 9, 2018 Judith Lotz
Jul 6, 2018 Denise Belliveau
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 6, 2018 Emilie Johnson
Jul 2, 2018 Diane Gravette
Jul 1, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 13, 2018 marianne donegan
Jun 5, 2018 Samantha West
Jun 2, 2018 Margery Hughes
Jun 1, 2018 Robert Reed
Jun 1, 2018 Heather Tausig
May 29, 2018 Haroldo Widmann
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 17, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 17, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
May 16, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 10, 2018 Marta Sloane Please stop the violence against innocent people.. Thank you!
May 10, 2018 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
May 10, 2018 Liz Menges
May 10, 2018 Wanda Anthony
May 8, 2018 Yvonne Fourgous
May 5, 2018 doris gonen
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 2, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 2, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 2, 2018 Julie du Bois
May 2, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 2, 2018 Kathy Jones
May 2, 2018 Karen Shemonski
Apr 25, 2018 Mary Hunt
Apr 24, 2018 Deborah Boychuk
Apr 19, 2018 LINDA FANCHER

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