Demand strong rules on conflict minerals!
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Urge the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue strong rules on conflict minerals.
On August 22, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) will issue rules for those sections of the Dodd-Frank Act that aim to put an end to the trade in conflict minerals, specifically those that fund atrocities in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These rules will require companies to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals – gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum. We need the SEC to stand up to industry and issue the strong rules that Dodd-Frank calls for. Here’s what you can do to help:
Miner in Masisi Credit: Enough/Laura Heaton
Tell SEC Chairman Schapiro to issue strong rules to help end the trade in conflict minerals.
The SEC was supposed to issue new rules within 270 days of the Dodd-Frank Act’s passage, but it has been over 800 days… and counting. During this time, the SEC has come under major pressure from jewelry, electronics and other retailers and the Chamber of Commerce to delay and soften the rules.
Join us in demanding that the SEC not water down conflict minerals rules.
Strong rules are important because conflict minerals fuel human rights abuses, murders, rapes, and war. These minerals could be in our phones, on our ring fingers, or in our cars. Congress took action by passing the law; now it’s time for the SEC to step up.
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