Subject: File No. S7-40-10
From: Ben Parsons

January 21, 2011

Please ensure that restrictions on companies in obtaining and using minerals from Congo for electronics are stiff and are absolutely in the best interest of the Congolese people. I am willing to pay more for a cell phone or iPod if it means that vulnerable women and children are not being terrorized, and I'm sure there are countless others who would express the same sentiment.