March 9, 2017
Dear Commissioner Piwowar,
Please keep the U.S. Conflict Minerals Rule Act Intact. If the rule is not enforced, then a lot of U.S. companies, as well as people in Congo and Rwanda will suffer the effects of corruption. I do not want my purchases to support violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and 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 this decades-long conflict.
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.