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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 25, 2017 Al DeRoy
Feb 24, 2017 Mary Lannon
Feb 24, 2017 Janet Coleman
Feb 24, 2017 Robert Keiser
Feb 24, 2017 Lasha Wells
Feb 16, 2017 Nanci A Prado
Feb 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 Virgil Pauls
Feb 12, 2017 Susan Ellis
Feb 12, 2017 sharon belson
Feb 11, 2017 RENATA FLIS
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2017 Stephanie Davis
Feb 7, 2017 Stacey Govito
Jan 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2017 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Jan 29, 2017 Joanne Montgomery
Jan 29, 2017 Paula Lewis
Jan 29, 2017 Kathleen Shabi
Jan 26, 2017 Franz Owczarek
Jan 25, 2017 Birgit Ditto
Jan 24, 2017 Francine Allen
Jan 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2017 julian zrnic
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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

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