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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.


Petition Signatures

Apr 19, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Apr 17, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 14, 2018 Daniel Kaula
Apr 13, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Apr 12, 2018 Haley Svec
Apr 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2018 Marilena Zlate
Mar 31, 2018 Mauveen Lambert
Mar 30, 2018 Carolyn Smith
Mar 27, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Mar 26, 2018 Lesley Adamson Please help the people of the Congo.
Mar 25, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 22, 2018 Roxy King
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 7, 2018 David Young
Mar 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Mar 2, 2018 Charlene Henley
Mar 2, 2018 Michael Friedmann
Feb 27, 2018 Carolanne Saenz
Feb 26, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 26, 2018 Betty Kowall
Feb 26, 2018 Judith Brown
Feb 22, 2018 David Frank
Feb 21, 2018 Faye Harbottle
Feb 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Kim Hanke
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2018 Jasmine Vaught This is WRONG AND DISGUSTINGLY SHAMEFUL!
Jan 27, 2018 c. martinez
Jan 27, 2018 Chris Sterry
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 9, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Costanzo
Jan 5, 2018 Cindy Ray
Jan 2, 2018 Lynda Kerr
Jan 2, 2018 Eleonora De Giorgio
Jan 1, 2018 Jose Barrios
Dec 29, 2017 Amanda Stogner
Dec 27, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 16, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Dec 13, 2017 Marie Gerbaud
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson

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