May 31st marks the third annual deadline for electronics, manufacturing, and other companies to file conflict minerals reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as part of their obligation under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. With three years of reporting now completed, the SEC must follow through on its responsibility to hold companies accountable for the content of these reports by ensuring that companies have filed complete and accurate reports that meet regulatory requirements.
Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Conflict-Free Campus Initiative Campus Organizer Allie McNamara. On November 6, 2015, CFCI leaders met with U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Tom Perriello, to deliver a letter signed by over 500 students calling for accountability, inclusivity, and a conflict-free mineral trade in Congo. Read the full letter here.
Entourage actor and Enough Project upstander Emmanuelle Chriqui wants to fly you and a friend to Hollywood to join her for a night out on the town. It only costs $10 to enter, and the funds benefit Enough’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign.