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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 6,161
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.


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Apr 25, 2017 David Hopkins
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Apr 4, 2017 Dawn Adams
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Apr 3, 2017 Barb Breese
Apr 1, 2017 Charlotte Humphries
Mar 31, 2017 Cynthia Hammell
Mar 30, 2017 Linda Anderson
Mar 30, 2017 Howard Cohen
Mar 29, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Mar 28, 2017 Silvia Bertano
Mar 26, 2017 Marcos Carrillo
Mar 23, 2017 Russell Jackson
Mar 22, 2017 Elke Brumm
Mar 20, 2017 Sophie Miranda
Mar 19, 2017 Katie Stansell
Mar 16, 2017 leslie shellberg
Mar 11, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
Mar 10, 2017 John Cooper
Mar 10, 2017 Dede Bridges
Mar 9, 2017 Leslie Williams
Mar 8, 2017 María Galarce
Mar 5, 2017 Myrna Alvarado
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Mar 1, 2017 Bethany Barker
Feb 28, 2017 Carolyn Crawford
Feb 26, 2017 Blaze Bhence
Feb 25, 2017 Al DeRoy
Feb 24, 2017 Mary Lannon
Feb 24, 2017 Janet Coleman
Feb 24, 2017 Robert Keiser
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Feb 15, 2017 Virgil Pauls
Feb 12, 2017 Susan Ellis
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Feb 10, 2017 Stephanie Davis

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