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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

Sep 19, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
Sep 12, 2017 Sara Garcia
Sep 10, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 5, 2017 Melissa Suarez
Sep 5, 2017 Karen Wolf
Sep 3, 2017 Ilse Spiegel
Aug 31, 2017 Karen Atkinson
Aug 25, 2017 Jacqueline Stroud
Aug 25, 2017 Ruth Ann Wiesenthal-Gold
Aug 24, 2017 Chris Miller
Aug 23, 2017 Louise Broderick
Aug 23, 2017 Diane M McCoy
Aug 19, 2017 Maria Macpherson
Aug 11, 2017 Mary Thomas
Aug 11, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 11, 2017 Ben Oscar Andersson
Aug 10, 2017 Barbara Vieira
Aug 10, 2017 Catherine Gaspard
Aug 10, 2017 Allen Olson
Aug 10, 2017 S Jitreun
Aug 10, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Aug 9, 2017 Mary L Sanders
Aug 9, 2017 Pirja Pallasmaa
Aug 9, 2017 Patricia Vazquez
Aug 9, 2017 Christiana Brown
Aug 9, 2017 Bronwyn Daniels
Aug 9, 2017 Jane Ahrens
Aug 9, 2017 Linda Wise
Aug 9, 2017 Dana Sharbrough
Aug 9, 2017 Jaye Duncan
Aug 9, 2017 William Ronald
Aug 9, 2017 Judith Phillips
Aug 9, 2017 Catherine C Evans I am deeply shocked to learn that human beings are being forced into slavery - physical as well as sexual - and are being tortured to mine precious minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Please pass legislation to put extreme pressure against this
Aug 9, 2017 L.June Robinson
Aug 9, 2017 Sandra Mostek
Aug 9, 2017 Deborah Ebersold
Aug 9, 2017 Julie Textor
Aug 9, 2017 Kelly McCommon
Aug 9, 2017 Clairone Delaney
Aug 9, 2017 Bunnie Finkelstein
Aug 9, 2017 Fran Walker
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Aug 9, 2017 Jennie deBeausset
Aug 9, 2017 Patti Wright
Aug 9, 2017 bev boykan
Aug 9, 2017 Julian Beckett
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Aug 9, 2017 Roxie Pranger
Aug 9, 2017 Carol Halberstadt "A world of kindness shall be built" (Psalm 89:3)
Aug 9, 2017 Marian Petrovich

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