Today, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing on the “The Unintended Consequences of Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Provision.” Africa Faith and Justice Network submitted a statement in support of this provision. Contrary to those who argue that Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank failed to achieve its intended objectives, we make the case that “Dodd-Frank 1502 is the people’s choice for peace over armed groups’ easy access to cash to buy guns to kill them. Dodd-Frank 1502 is the people’s choice to keep their natural resources for sale at a later date and for a profit over industries’ threats to never invest in minerals from the DRC. Dodd-Frank 1502 is the echo of people’s call for help for 17 years of war that has claimed nearly 6 million Congolese and displaced hundreds of thousands while we carry their blood and suffering in our cell phones and laptops.” Read the full statement here