Laura Blank 202-615-2608
Congressional Staff Briefing
Come and learn more about the bipartisan "Conflict Minerals Trade Act," H.R. 4128, introduced by Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) to ensure that the multimillion dollar trade in minerals from eastern Congo stops financing the world's deadliest conflict since World War II.
Briefing on H.R. 4128 – The Conflict Minerals Trade Act
Monday, April 26, 2010, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
U.S. Capitol building, Room H-137
John Prendergast, Co-Founder of the Enough Project, is keynote
Therese Nango, President of the Bondeko Organization will speak
Rory E. Anderson, Deputy Director of Advocacy and Government
Relations for World Vision, will moderate the eventI.
To stop the trade in conflict minerals such as coltan, tin ore,gold and wolframite that is fueling a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The bill, if passed, would be a critical first step in helping U.S. consumers be confident that their high-tech purchases were not funding violence against women and children in eastern Congo (DRC), where some 1.5 million people are currently
displaced by a decade-old conflict over natural resources and land.
This briefing is sponsored by World Vision, Catholic Relief Services, Amnesty International, the Enough Project and Global Witness are sponsoring this briefing.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org/press.