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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 6,098
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

Jan 19, 2017 Brian Le Flem
Jan 17, 2017 Pamela Sanseri
Jan 17, 2017 Amanda Kvapil
Jan 15, 2017 Rogi Rogic
Jan 15, 2017 Maryse Savard
Jan 12, 2017 Mary Richardson
Jan 7, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary.
Jan 6, 2017 Rachel Hardy
Jan 6, 2017 Sasha Verhoeve
Jan 6, 2017 Beverly Leath
Jan 4, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 4, 2017 Amanda Proietti The situation in the Congo has been the worst human-rights crisis since 1994, and it is almost completely ignored. Millions have died--more than in any conflict since WW II. When will we act?
Jan 1, 2017 kristin sullivan
Dec 28, 2016 Tammy Elliott
Dec 28, 2016 Lisa Cook
Dec 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 27, 2016 Daisy Mancia
Dec 22, 2016 Shannon Erickson
Dec 22, 2016 Dorothy Henry
Dec 14, 2016 Dr. Connell Walker Yes, I have seen news stories about how vile the working conditions are in the Congo's mines. This is a life no one would want. These are our brothers & sisters. Please help us help them.
Dec 1, 2016 Antoinette Beglar
Dec 1, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Dec 1, 2016 Nancy Armitstead
Nov 28, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Nov 25, 2016 Cecelia Mondoc
Nov 24, 2016 Sissel Frettim
Nov 17, 2016 Leslie Pfost
Nov 13, 2016 Victoria Peyser
Nov 10, 2016 libby berman
Nov 10, 2016 Thao Vu
Nov 7, 2016 marilyn karwoski
Nov 4, 2016 Bonnie Steiger
Nov 2, 2016 Tiffany Ash
Oct 30, 2016 André Henrique Bacci
Oct 26, 2016 Dewey Jackson
Oct 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2016 Fournier Fernande
Oct 24, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 20, 2016 Randall Bong
Oct 19, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Oct 19, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 19, 2016 OSVALDO TOMAS
Oct 17, 2016 Dana Azzoug
Oct 12, 2016 Alicia .L. Denofrio
Oct 5, 2016 Janice Banks
Oct 1, 2016 Allen Vergakis
Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2016 Dee Ann Neely
Sep 27, 2016 nancy horner

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