Urgent Call to Action: If not you, who can help save the Conflict Mineral Law from repeal?

Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI) has made it one of his legislative priorities to reopen the cash flow to rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is currently closed due to regulations by section 1502 (Conflict Mineral) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. On November 15, his bill H.R.4248, which repeals the conflict mineral law, passed the Committee on Financial Services in the House of Representatives.

In the days when others refused to pay attention to the rapes, mass graves and brutal killings of the Congolese people, in part because of the natural resources their land provided, the American people moved and pushed Congress to pass the conflict mineral provision seven years ago. It is now time to defend it so that it may remain the law of the land.

If it is not you who speaks out, who else? Please choose change instead of silence. Give two minutes of your day to promote peace. Call your representative or senator and tell them to cancel the payday to rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and promote peace.

 Call to members of the House of Representatives

“My name is [your name] from [your town/city]. I am calling to ask you to vote ‘No’ on H.R. 4248, a bill to repeal section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  This is the conflict mineral provision. I support it because it is a peace law. I will be following how you vote. Thank you.”

 
Call to Members of the Senate

“My name is [your name] from [your town/city]. I am calling to ask you to vote ‘No’ on section 862 of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, a bill to repeal section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  This is the conflict mineral provision. I support it because it is a peace law. I will be following how you vote. Thank you.” 

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Sincerely,
AFJN Team
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