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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 6,049
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

Sep 27, 2016 nancy horner
Sep 27, 2016 Sarah Axler
Sep 27, 2016 Merina Halingten
Sep 27, 2016 Andy Murphy
Sep 26, 2016 Carol Bostick
Sep 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2016 C. Marshall PLEASE... some simple, basic rights
Sep 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2016 susi holloway
Sep 25, 2016 Melynda Quinn
Sep 25, 2016 Dita Škalič
Sep 25, 2016 Catherine Sowder
Sep 24, 2016 Maria Acosta I do agree the demand. For these people dignity.
Sep 24, 2016 Kerri Darrington
Sep 24, 2016 Jewel Dawson
Sep 23, 2016 Robbin Washington
Sep 23, 2016 Karen Patel Peace will never exist amongst barbarians!
Sep 23, 2016 Christie Rawls
Sep 23, 2016 Naomi Klass
Sep 23, 2016 Sharon Evans-Ford
Sep 22, 2016 Cynthia Cabell
Sep 22, 2016 Melissa Ralley
Sep 22, 2016 Vici Duncan
Sep 22, 2016 WILLIAM GRIFFITHS Everyone deserves a decent life free from persecution, to raise their children in good, happy communities.
Sep 22, 2016 Charmaine MacDonald
Sep 22, 2016 Susan Bettendorf Take action now.
Sep 22, 2016 Daniele Walker
Sep 21, 2016 Marlene Ernst These are people, not mules. And to use the women for your own sex feelings is so wrong on so many levels. Put through this legislation to combat this treatment. Remember, these are people!!!
Sep 21, 2016 Donna Cross
Sep 21, 2016 Denise Plymale
Sep 21, 2016 marie sommer
Sep 21, 2016 Jan Tunnicliff The Congalese need the opportunity to live free & healthy lives without the concern that they will be captured & forced to work under pressure, tortured,& raped..
Sep 21, 2016 Margarita Contreras
Sep 21, 2016 alison ashby
Sep 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2016 Tiina Helin
Sep 19, 2016 Aisling Stewart
Sep 19, 2016 Sari Toivoniemi
Sep 19, 2016 Rachel Kapelle We cannot allow slavery in the DRC or anywhere else to endure.
Sep 19, 2016 Tracy Knapp
Sep 19, 2016 Robin Ranchau
Sep 19, 2016 Pam Brothers What is happening to people in the Democratic Republic of Congo is deplorable. It needs to be stopped and the people to blame need to be jailed.
Sep 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2016 Donalda Feith
Sep 19, 2016 Kathy Agresta
Sep 19, 2016 sara elkins
Sep 19, 2016 Elizabeth L Moreno
Sep 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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