Dear Governor Brown,
Please help to stop violence, mass rape, murder, terror, and child abuse in Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. SB 861 will prohibit companies that use conflict minerals from doing business with California, a potential loss of billions of dollars to these companies. Conflict minerals are taken from areas controlled by rebel groups in Congo. Technology companies buy these minerals for use in cell phones and laptops. Rebel groups are able to continue to terrorize, murder, rape, and abuse children because they receive so much money from the sale of these minerals. Recent statistics estimate that one rape per minute occurs in Congo! Please, refuse to be a part of one of the worst human rights tragedies in human history any longer and take a strong, positive step forward: support this bill now.