Subject: File No. S7-40-10
From: Laura Hitt
Affiliation: Professor of Voice Speech, Division of Theatre Dance, West Virginia University

December 20, 2010

Please increase and follow-up on regulations to prevent human rights abuses by those who are selling materials/minerals that are being mined for creation of new electronic technologies. The fact that we are creating an economy based on the backs of people who are being raped and killed for our technology growth is a deeply troubling development in this day and age. Thank you for giving your immediate attention to new regulations in this area of human rights atrocities. Thank you for your time and serious consideration and action on a highly important matter.

Most sincerely,
Laura Hitt