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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56 comments

William C
William Cabout a year ago

Thanks.

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W. C
W. Cabout a year ago

Thank you.

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Nawang Jinpa
Nawang Jinpa8 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.

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Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson8 years ago

thanks for the update.

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Gillian no fwds please no
Gillian M8 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.

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Wanda Walker
Wanda Walker8 years ago

Thank you, and please keep us informed.

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Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan8 years ago

thank you

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Shelly Peterson
Shelly P8 years ago

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

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Robert O.
Robert O8 years ago

Thanks.

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Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M8 years ago

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

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