The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in Washington. The Conflict Minerals Trade Act, or H.R. 4128, continues to gain support as another six representatives recently signed on.
Rep Bobby L. Rush (D-IL)
Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Rep Mike Capuano (D-MA)
Rep Sam Farr (D-CA)
Rep David Price (D-NC)
Introduced by Congressmen Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA), H.R. 4128 would create a system of audits and import declarations that would help stop the import of conflict minerals or goods with conflict minerals into the United States.
Because these minerals are financing the world’s deadliest conflict since World War II, this legislation offers activists a unique approach to stemming the rape, torture, and murder rampant in eastern Congo. You can take action today by calling the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and urging your member to support the Conflict Minerals Trade Act, or H.R. 4128.
To learn more about the multi-million dollar minerals trade in Congo, which all of us as electronics users help perpetuate, and find out more about actions you can take, visit our conflict minerals special page.