Take the conflict out of electronics and out of your hands

I first heard about conflict minerals from SocialVibe. I had no idea that practically every electronic I owned could be causing rape and death. That might sound extreme, but unfortunately, it’s happening all the time in Congo, Africa. These minerals are gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten and they make up the components of  most electronics in the world. Products that contain these minerals are computers, cellular phones, mp3 players, video game consoles, digital cameras, etc. Some people will do whatever they can to get what they want and with the smallest cost to themselves. That is what’s happening in Congo and that price is added to your electronic when you purchase it. This needs to be stopped immediately and you can help!

Please go to Raise Hope for Congo’s take action page and find out which companies use conflict minerals and what they’re doing to make them conflict-free (they’ve made this page really easy because there’s a pre-written message that you can send to each company in one click), spread the word,  send a single email that will reach all of these companies letting them know you’ll purchase their conflict-free products once they’re available, make your school campus conflict-free, and those in America can urge their representative to cosponsor the Conflict Minerals Trade Act.