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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 6,560
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

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
Nov 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2017 Vikram Seetharaman
Nov 24, 2017 Brandon Woodward
Nov 23, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 23, 2017 Kathryn Fenn
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please help end the violence, rapes, hunger, refugees, etc... in and from the DRC.
Nov 12, 2017 Patricia Galeti Nehemy Mansur Guerios
Nov 8, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Nov 8, 2017 Beah Robinson
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 6, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford

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