Subject: File No.
From: Sybil E Schlesinger, Ph.D.

March 9, 2017

I am writing today to demand that the U.S. Government keep the conflicts mineral rule intact. Since implementation began in 2013, the Rule has gradually led to improvements in the rule of law in the mining sectors of Congo, Rwanda, and other Great Lakes countries, contributed to improvements in humanitarian conditions in Congo and a weakening of key insurgent groups, and resulted in tangible benefits for U.S. corporations and their supply chains. Do not change a law that has had real benefits for real people.