Clinton: Take the Lead on Stopping Conflict Minerals
  • Petitioned Secretary of State HIllary Clinton

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Secretary of State HIllary Clinton

Clinton: Take the Lead on Stopping Conflict Minerals

    1. Petition by

      Enough Project

The need and momentum is growing for a credible international certification system to ensure that minerals in consumer electronics and other products are not fueling rape and violence in eastern Congo.

Ten years ago, a certification system addressing the trade in blood diamonds helped end wars in Sierra Leone and other West African countries. Similar systems have also led to significant progress in guaranteeing social and environmental standards through fair labor, forestry, and oil revenue transparency.

Now it’s Congo’s turn.

Call on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a leader for certification now.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Real Opportunity for Peace in Congo? I’ll Take Action for That.

      Contrary to the view expressed in a recent OpEd in the New York Times by David Aaronson, the conflict mineral provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act has not caused or exacerbated the dire economic and social situation in eastern Congo. It...

    2. Reached 1 signatures
    3. More Hypocrisy from Washington Regarding the Congo

    4. US city councils join the battle against Congo's 'conflict minerals'

    5. Reached 750 signatures
    6. City Councils: A New Pressure Point for the Conflict Minerals Movement?

      It’s certainly a belated realization, but the war in eastern Congo – broiling for well over a decade – is no longer hidden or ignored. Encouragingly, with this heightened public awareness has come not apathy rooted in the complexity or...

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Good read: Is the focus on conflict minerals justified?

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. Social Media Versus Rape in the Congo

    11. Reached 200 signatures
    12. One rape every minute in Congo, violence and a conflict funded by conflict minerals

    13. New Report: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo

    14. Certification Seen Needed to Get Congo's Conflict Minerals out of Laptops, Cell Phones

    15. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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    • Janet Baer JARRETTSVILLE, MD
      • about 3 years ago

      It is a good idea to recycle family heirloom diamonds. I know of two that are being worn now. Please help our anti-GMO campaign at Organic consumers.org

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    • Suzanna van der Voort MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS
      • about 3 years ago

      Everything that is necessary to stop the trade in blood diamonds should be used without any delay.

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    • Victoria Bowman TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      Dear Secretary Clinton,

      We entreat to show the leadership necessary in this area. I am a Canadian and unfortunately our current political leadership is not strong enough, nor visionary enough, to be the country that shows action. To be fair even if we were we would not be the ones of influence. The United States howevever, would. We are grateful for all that you can do Secretary Clinton.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Victoria Bowman

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    • Nancy Dollard UNIONTOWN, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      I agree that ''conflict minerals'' should be monitored/certified to ensure that they're not leading to violence/rape. As a consumer, I have a right to support ethical companies and want to see this system in place.

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