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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Nawang Jinpa
Nawang Jinpa4 years ago

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.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago

thanks for the update.

Gillian no fwds please no
Gillian M.4 years ago

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.

Wanda Walker
Wanda Walker4 years ago

Thank you, and please keep us informed.

Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan4 years ago

thank you

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson4 years ago

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

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago


Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.4 years ago

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

Dave C.
Dave C.4 years ago

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

Monica D.
Monica D.4 years ago

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