Your congressman really wants to know what you have to say. After all, you’re the reason he or she is in office. So why not use that power to help break the cycle of violence in Congo!?
Here’s how: Congress will be on recess for Presidents Day from February 15-19, and your representative will be home in your district. This is a perfect opportunity for you to gather a group of friends and schedule a meeting with your representative to urge him or her to cosponsor the Conflict Minerals Trade Act of 2009 and push for its passage. Check out the RAISE Hope Advocacy Days page for more information, talking points, and other resources to help you get started.
Introduced by Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA), the conflict minerals bill (HR 4128) would create a system of audits and import declarations that would distinguish those goods imported into the United States that contain conflict minerals. The resulting transparency would be an important step forward in helping break the links between the mineral trade and human rights abuses in Congo.
To help you prep for your meeting, join us today for the Congo Advocacy Days Activist Call with John Prendergast to learn more about the latest developments on conflict minerals following his trip from Congo. You’ll also get the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the upcoming Advocacy Days.
Friday, February 4 @ 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST
Dial-in Information: (877) 210-8943
Call name: Congo Advocacy Days Activist Call
So what are you waiting for?