October 27, 2011
We, the students and administration of Clark university in Massachusetts, are writing to notify you of the progress that we have made in combating the use of conflict minerals from eastern Congo in our electronics products. On September 24th, 2011 Clark Univeristy President David Angel issued a statement in support of efforts by electronics companies to clean up their supply chains, and committed to favoring companies that continue to make progress in certifying mineral origin in future purchasing decisions. We urge the SEC to issue strong rules and regulations in line with the statutory language of Section 1502 in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. The SEC should not exempt gold from the regulations, which continues to fund war in Congo. Additionally, we ask that there be no prolonged delay of these rules. We represent a strong constituency of students and universities that want to see these rules and regulations released in a timely and effective manner.