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The Conflict Minerals Trade Act

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With the introduction of the Conflict Minerals Trade Act today, Congo activists now have bipartisan legislation percolating both in the Senateand the House of Representatives. To hear a bit more about this bill and why it's so important, check out the latest edition of the Ask the Expert video series, where I discuss why this legislation has catalytic potential to cut armed groups and rights abusers out of the supply chains for our cell phones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets:

Be sure to take action on this issue: urge your representative to cosponsor the Conflict Minerals Trade Act and ask your senators to cosponsor the Congo Conflict Minerals Act.

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