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The Congo, wracked by intense armed conflict for years, is a major source of the minerals needed foriPods, iPads, and Macs. Sign this petition to tell Apple that you want to know their products aren't tainted by funding rape and violence abroad.

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Regina P. (79)
Saturday October 29, 2011, 4:43 pm
Noted & signed # 1,636

Judy C. (99)
Saturday October 29, 2011, 5:49 pm
Signed. Thanks Jenny.

Rose Becke (293)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 12:13 am

Sunday October 30, 2011, 7:21 am
Signed, thank you Jenny.

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 9:11 am
Signed and shared on FB Thank you Jenny.

Yvonne F. (176)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 9:56 am
Signed and noted with pleasure!

Terry King (113)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 4:17 pm
Action taken

Robert O. (12)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 5:43 pm

Carol H. (229)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 9:17 pm
signed and noted

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Monday October 31, 2011, 12:01 am
Signed last 9/7,cause i am also a member of Thanks Jenny for posting

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday October 31, 2011, 12:07 am
Thank you for signing and sharing this petition Carol, Robert, Terry, Yvonne, Vivien, Judy B, Rose, Judy C, and Regina. Your activity on this news item has brought it to the attention of even more Care2 members.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:55 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Walter Firth (45)
Monday October 31, 2011, 3:10 am
Signed. Jenny.

Quanta Kiran (66)
Monday October 31, 2011, 3:35 am

Ana Marija Rumbak (200)
Monday October 31, 2011, 4:18 am
Thank you, Jenny!

Past Member (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 4:33 am

. (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 5:56 am
Signed thankyou.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:07 am
Thank you Andrea, Walter, Quanta, Am, Masha and Kerry.

The Congo, which has been wracked by intense armed conflict for years, is a major source of the minerals we need for electronics such as iPods, iPads, and Macs.

But who is profiting off the sale of those minerals in the Congo? In many cases, it's the armed groups that have fueled a conflict that has killed five million people and led to the rape of hundreds of thousands of women as a tool of war.

Many software companies have stepped up and worked toward assuring customers that their materials are conflict-free and not contributing to violent groups' pockets. But not Apple. As massive as Apple is, it is considered one of the worst tech companies regarding conflict minerals.

The Enough Project is asking Apple to guarantee that its products are conflict-free and investigate its supply chain.

Sign this petition to tell Apple that you want to know the products you buy from them aren't tainted by funding rape and violence abroad.

Emma S. (235)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:10 am
Signed (1661). Thank you, Jenny.

ewoud k. (71)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:35 am
S&N, thanks Jenny!

Bob P. (410)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:40 am
Thanks Jenny Signed

Dawn Harvey (23)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:15 am

Marc B. (16)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:30 am
More helpful than signing the petition is not buying their products (what I do)

Esther Z. (96)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:32 am
Noted and signed.

Valerie Hammett (21)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:08 am
signed thanks

Rita White (55)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:12 am
noted and signed

TERRY R. (319)
Monday October 31, 2011, 10:09 am

Past Member (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 10:14 am
I think many people are turning a blind eye to what's going on the Congo. So I'm very happy to sign.

I agree with you, Marc. Not buying the products is where it really hits them, but they have to know why you're not buying it, or it's useless.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:18 pm

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:58 pm
Noted and signed.

DORIS L. (61)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:06 pm

Jane H. (139)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:11 pm
noted and signed

Chris R. (80)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:18 pm
Thanks Jenny!~

Past Member (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:27 pm
all done :)

Aurelia G. (3)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:33 pm
Thanks for the opportunity to sign this petition and be able to include my own personal thoughts!
Signed and Noted!

Past Member (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:47 pm

Dianna M. (16)
Monday October 31, 2011, 3:49 pm
I am truly disgusted that a petition like this is necessary.

Signed, and sharing it on Facebook.

Barbara Chally (10)
Monday October 31, 2011, 4:22 pm
What a powerful voice Apple could be all over the world!

Valjean O. (23)
Monday October 31, 2011, 5:18 pm

Shakima J. (18)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:12 pm
Gladly signed! Thanks for bringing this to my attention :)

Linda B. (71)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:25 pm
Action taken.

Bonnie B. (103)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:08 pm
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Dee C. (9)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:40 pm
Thank you for this information and opportunity to assist Apple in making a choice of right vs. wrong.

Alice B. (241)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:40 pm
NOTED & SIGNED. Also: Steve Jobs was no saint. Even his Wikipedia bio has glaringly narcissistic and unkind features. NOT PERFECT - NOT A SAINT, please.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:59 pm
noted and signed

Colleen L. (2)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:14 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Jenny

Bill Eagle (33)
Monday October 31, 2011, 10:15 pm
This is not an unreasonable request.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday October 31, 2011, 10:35 pm
Noted and signed thanks

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 12:36 am

Patricia E. G. (64)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 7:52 am
Noted & Signed
Thank you

. (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 10:34 am
noted and signed..Nov 1st..thanks!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 11:25 am

alicia m. (97)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 1:33 pm
noted, already signed, gracias

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 10:29 pm

. (0)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 1:28 am
Signed and emailed to my friends.

Cornelius McHugh (81)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 11:44 am

Dana W. (9)
Saturday November 26, 2011, 9:36 am
Noted and signed along with other petitions.
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