March 7, 2017
Dear Commissioner Piwowar,
I am writing to express my support for the continued implementation of the Conflict Minerals Rule. As a Christian, it is important to me that I am able to access key information about the companies I purchase from, including information about their conflict minerals sourcing practices.
Anglicans, according to our Five Marks of Mission, are called by God to "Transform unjust structures, challenge violence of every kind, and pursue peace and reconciliation. The Conflict Minerals Rule has made it easier for me to assess which companies are taking steps to ensure their products are not linked to violent conflict. Additionally, I believe transparent supply chains are an important indicator of a company's overall stability, which is a key factor for making both purchasing and investment decisions.
I urge you to keep the Conflict Minerals Rule fully intact, and to work with your fellow SEC commissioners to enforce the Rule moving forward.