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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

Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 8, 2016 Nancy Parisi
Feb 7, 2016 Holly Upton
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Jan 31, 2016 ana trillo
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Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 29, 2016 RON GIBSON
Jan 28, 2016 bri ericksen
Jan 28, 2016 Marcus Payne
Jan 27, 2016 Michelle Lee Hall
Jan 23, 2016 Roberto Azcárate
Jan 22, 2016 Rushana Barrett
Jan 19, 2016 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Jan 19, 2016 Patricia Jones
Jan 19, 2016 Nick Stockbridge
Jan 18, 2016 John Walker
Jan 17, 2016 Robert Stroud
Jan 17, 2016 Theresa Cox
Jan 14, 2016 Christine Partridge
Jan 14, 2016 Camile Dionne-West
Jan 14, 2016 kathleen conroy
Jan 14, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
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Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 8, 2016 Alicja Bożek
Jan 6, 2016 Lynn Hansen
Jan 6, 2016 Terri Starbuck
Jan 6, 2016 Judy Moran
Jan 5, 2016 Christy Smith
Jan 5, 2016 Yvonne Ray
Jan 3, 2016 Anja Von Gesjen There is no excuse to allow continued exploitation of yet another African nation & it's hard workers for our previous materials! There is NO excuse for feigned ignorance, lack of protection & blind eyes!
Jan 3, 2016 Emily Jelassi
Jan 3, 2016 Tim Pratt
Jan 3, 2016 Robin Harper
Jan 3, 2016 Glen Anderson
Dec 31, 2015 Chelsea Williams
Dec 31, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Dec 30, 2015 Lois Battersby
Dec 22, 2015 Amanda Gerber
Dec 18, 2015 Lynne Johnson
Dec 18, 2015 Elaine Davis
Dec 18, 2015 Sue Hayward
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Dec 18, 2015 Christopher BARRETT
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Dec 15, 2015 Greg Payne
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Dec 10, 2015 Sandra DeLong

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