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Change the Equation for Congo

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The Enough Project urgently needs your help to Change the Equation for Congo!

The Conflict Minerals Trade Act of 2009 (HR 4128) is a bi-partisan bill that, if passed into law, will give you as a consumer the choice to purchase conflict-free electronics products.

But first it must pass two powerful committees before it can receive an up or down vote by the full House of Representatives. Time is running out. We need to secure the support of ten key committee members to make this happen.

So we are turning to you for help. This week we will target two of these key members each day by overtaking their Facebook and Twitter accounts with messages from supporters urging him/her to support the bill.

TAKE ACTION on Facebook! - April 19

Click their names to visit the Facebook pages of Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and John Tanner (D-TN). Become their Friend, or Fan, and ask them to support HR 4128, the Conflict Minerals Trade Act. You can send them messages as a friend, or post publicly on their fan pages.

Here's a sample message:

Representative {BLANK}, Change the Equation for Congo! Please co-sponsor HR 4128. Visit to learn more.

We hope you'll join us this week and invite your friends to do the same! Remember, check back to this page regularly for daily updates.

To help inspire you to action, writer and activist Omekongo Dibinga has this message on why HR 4128 is important.

John Prendergast is Co-founder of Enough, the anti-genocide project at the Center for American Progress. John is co-author with Don Cheadle of the forthcoming Random House book, "The Enough Moment."