Pittsburgh Passes first ever Conflict-Free City Resolution

The City of Pittsburgh passed the first ever Conflict-Free City Resolution! Will your city be next?

Contact Chloe Christman at cchristman@enoughproject.org to learn how you too can make your city conflict-free.

By passing a resolution regarding the use of Congo’s conflict minerals in consumer electronics, Pittsburgh has become the first city in the country to demonstrate their commitment to conflict-free, sending a powerful message to companies to clean up their supply chains to ensure their products are not fueling the deadliest conflict since World War II.

Send a thank you message to the city of Pittsburgh for making this important committment!

Tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold sourced from Congo’s mines can be found in the consumer electronics and other products we use every day. Armed groups earn hundreds of millions of dollars each year from this minerals trade and control most of the mining operations in mafia-like cartels, utilizing systematic rape and torture to destroy the social fabric of communities. Nearly six million lives have been lost from the consequences of the ongoing violence.

While comprehensive action is needed for Congo, it is only by removing the fuel and economic incentive to wage war that we can end the conflict, making it critically important to focus our influence on ending the trade in conflict minerals. The direct link between war in Congo and the consumer products we use every day gives citizens in the United States enormous power to demand change from electronics companies in particular.

Visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org/action for other ways to get involved in our campaign. You can also join us at www.raisehopeforcongo.org.

Are you a university or high school student? Check out our Conflict-free Campus Initiative at www.raisehopeforcongo.org/campus.
 

Enough Project
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 682-1611 • Fax: (202) 682-6140

© 2014 Center for American Progress. All Rights Reserved