Implore SEC to keep conflict-mineral rules strong

During his Jan. 20 appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor/advocate Ryan Gosling previewed footage he recently shot in eastern Congo and spoke up for conflict-free minerals in consumer electronics.

The adorable snippet Gosling shared is just a sneak peek at what he captured during a December trip, along with Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast and Enough’s Field Analyst Fidel Bafilemba, to Goma and other parts of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Gosling met with survivors of the ongoing conflict as well as civil society groups and human rights defenders.

According to Raise Hope for Congo, Gosling is hoping to raise awareness about the conflict by bringing forth stories of courage, survival and hope.

If Gosling has inspired you, check out raisehopeforcongo.org and sign the petition to keep conflict minerals regulations strong. Concern is building that consumer electronics companies are lobbying to get the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to weaken tracing and reporting requirements around conflict minerals.

As I write, Raise Hope for Congo is just 150 short of its goal of 5,000 signatures, so please speak up today if you believe in ending the trade of conflict minerals.

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