April 28, 2011
As a citizen, I first want to thank the SEC for all the work it is doing.
I also want to take this time to voice my opinion on the the need to publicize strong rules to implement the Congo conflict minerals provision that became law last year.
Please put the correct and strong language to define the rules for implementing the law.
The illicit mineral trade is have a seriously negative impact on the lives of the people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The SEC has the opportunity to address this behavior and make rules to help bring about peace to this region.
As a consumer, I want to be able to choose to purchase goods that I can count on to be truly DRC conflict-free.
I know that some of the items that I purchase may contain conflict minerals. I want to know whether the things I buy have contributed to financing the horrific violence in the eastern Congo. It is very important to me to have a choice.
Again, thank you for all that you are doing.