Subject: File No.
From: Vivian J Gold, PhD
Affiliation: Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA

March 6, 2017

It is very important to stop the violence to both men and women in the Congo
by keeping and strengthening the laws against use of conflict minerals in the
USA. This leadership is promoting a world wide ban against misusing humans in the process of accessing the minerals we use for our production of computers, and other goods that we use every day. Please use your position to maintain and strengthen the ban against the mining of these minerals through the abuse of the people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other areas where this
abuse takes place.