Every day in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo there are news reports of kidnapping for ransom, targeted assassinations, rape and looting by armed groups. On May 15, H.Res 131, a resolution “Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights” passed the House Africa Subcommittee with bipartisan support; it will now head to the full House Foreign Affairs Committee for consideration.
Please do your part to help end this 17 year crisis: take 2 minutes now and urge your representative to support this resolution. Click here to find your representative.
Call today with this message “My name is (name) and I’m from (city, State and zip code). I am calling to urge Representative (Name of your representative) to cosponsor H.Res 131, a resolution regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I will be following his or her action on this. Thank you.”
Has your representative already cosponsored this bill? Call them to thank them and encourage further support of DRC action (they count these calls, too!).
Aniedi, Bahati, and Melaura