Change the Equation for Congo: 5 Minutes + 5 Days = 10 New Congressional Champions

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From the ENOUGH Project!

Yesterday hundreds of everyday citizens just like yourself used their online social networks to speak out and put pressure on key members of Congress and we’re hoping you’ll join us today to keep the momentum going. 
TAKE ACTION On Facebook Today
Click the following links to vist the Facebook pages of Representatives Sander Levin (D-MI) and Dave Camp (R-MI), become their Friend, or Fan, and ask them to support HR 4128, the Conflict Minerals Trade Act. You can post your message publicly on their fan pages.

Here is a sample message you can use:
Representative {BLANK}, Change the Equation for Congo! Please co-sponsor HR 4128. Visit http://bit.ly/d44Xxp to learn more.

Ask your friends to take action as well. You can send them to our Change the Equation page for daily updates on what they can do.
Why We Need Your Help
The House of Representatives is primed to consider legislation that would create a practical and enforceable means to end the deadly conflict minerals trade in Congo. But the bi-partisan Conflict Minerals Trade Act of 2009 (HR 4128) must first pass two powerful committees – Foreign Affairs and Ways & Means – before it can receive an up or down vote by the full House of Representatives. We need your help. We need to secure the support of ten key committee members to make this happen, and time is running out to get the bill passed this year. 

Since so many of us are already on Facebook and Twitter, we’re turning to these powerful  online tools to build momentum for HR 4128. Join us in flooding the Facebook pages of two key members each day this week with messages calling for them to support the bill, and then spread the word to your friends on Facebook and Twitter. By spending just 5 minutes each day for 5 days, it’s our hope to gain the support of 10 new Congressional champions. 
Check out this powerful video call to action from our friend and Congolese activist, Omekongo Dibinga, and share it with your friends.


   

Over 5 million people have died as a result of the war in Congo. The math is stark, and it has to stop. You can help us change the equation for Congo. 
Sincerely,
John Bagwell, Field Manager, Enough Project

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