Packers quarterback and Enough Project speak on conflict minerals

December 05, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
Hope for CongoFootball Star Supports Peace in Congo

Green Bay Packers quarterback and superbowl MVP Aaron Rodgers is hosting an event in support of peace for the Congo before his December 8th Monday Night Football game.

Those who successfully bid on the $10 tickets will be able to throw a football and take a photo with Rodgers on the field before the game against the Atlanta Falcons this coming Monday.

Rodgers is the celebrity face of the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, and proceeds from Monday’s event will go to that initiative. Learn more and bid for tickets online. 

Enough Project Responds to Criticism of Dodd-Frank Act
Meanwhile, two representatives from the Enough Project have written a piece in defense of the Dodd-Frank Act after an article in the Washington Post criticized the legislation.

9 Things You Need To Know About Conflict Minerals was published on thinkprogress.org today, and provides a detailed overview of the conflict situation in the Congo region and the influence of the Dodd-Frank Act legislation.

Ultimately, the authors argue that while the Dodd-Frank Act is not an all-encompassing solution to the conflict, it is the only legislation that requires companies to have a transparent supply chain through mandatory disclosure and this is essential for accountability.

The Enough Project’s Policy Analyst, Holly Draginis, and Associate Director of Policy for Congo, Great Lakes Region, and LRA, Sasha Lezhnev, wrote the article after the Enough Project’s U.S. and Congo-based teams visited mining communities in eastern Congo last month to get an updated assessment of the conflict situation.

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