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Care2 Signatures Fight Violence in the Congo

Care2 Signatures Fight Violence in the Congo

Recently, Care2 partnered with the Enough Project to demand that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission keep conflict minerals regulations strong. Thanks to the energy and compassion of Care2 members, Enough Project hand-delivered 25,000 petition signatures and thousands of personal comments to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The closed petition can be seen here.

What comes next.

The deadline for public comments, set by the SEC, has passed, and Care2 members made sure that there were plenty of them. 

The State Department will also submit their recommendations to the SEC and their recommendations carry a lot of weight.  

The State Department is currently making decisions about how strong to keep their recommendations and whether or not they will comply with corporate requests for a delay in implementation. A delay in implementation would signal that the United States is not serious about regulating the conflict minerals trade and will allow the violence that surrounds it to continue. It would also mean that consumers still cannot be confident in the assurance of clean supply chains.

Its time for the U.S. to take responsibility and end the violence in the Congo. We hope that the State Department does the right thing. 

Please check back for updates on this important issue.


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7:51AM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

Thank but I let us not dream
"consumers still cannot be confident in the assurance of clean supply chains"
We will never be confident, whatever the laws. On thing we can however all do, is consume less of all these gadget. Why buy a new mobile if the previous one is okay. Resist.

3:48PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

thanks for the update.

3:28PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

We should try and find oil in the Congo, that will be the only way America will do anything. The companies need to have huge fines to stop any conflict or blood minerals/gold/diamonds or any other product that is produced this way.

8:04AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

Thank you, and please keep us informed.

12:41AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

thank you

12:25AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

If we need more petitions, please post them to keep the pressure on. Thankyou!

1:20PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

Thanks.

1:17PM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

Thank you for sharing and please keep us up to date Cori M.

9:12AM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

like seeing the results and learning that what we all do here does make a difference.

7:44PM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

Thank you. Yes please keep us posted with regular updates.

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