Subject: File No.
From: Rita Gersman
Affiliation: Registered Nurse

March 6, 2017

Do not remove or suspend the Conflict Minerals Rule. It has helped make improvements in the effort to discourage violent forces from devastating the people in mining areas of Africa. Remloving the rule would only lead to pain, death, and chaos for countless people. Keep our big companies accountable and make them commit to using solely conflict free minerals.