The City of Portland has introduced a new, more comprehensive Sustainable Procurement Policy which will allow the city to give preference to companies that are working to source conflict-free minerals for their products. Conflict mineral mining has fueled the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has led to the deaths of more than 5.4 million people but Portland's new policy gives the opportunity to contribute to restoring peace in Congo by making sure that the minerals being used are not sourced from conflict mines. The vote has been postponed, so the Portland City Council will now vote on the policy on August 22nd.
Ask Congress to respond to the ongoing genocide being perpetrated against the Rohingya people of Myanmar (Burma). The Senate has introduced S. 2060 the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2018, and the House of Representatives is considering H.R. 5819, the BURMA Act of 2018.
The legislation would, among other things:
- Call for an end to the violence against the Rohingya
- Set clear direction on US Myanmar policy promoting democracy and human rights in Myanmar
- Sanction military leaders responsible for the violence
- Suspend any military training or support given by the US to Myanmar
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A Conflict-Free Minerals Policy for the State of Oregon
We continue to work towards introducing a Conflict-Free Mineral Policy in the Oregon Legislature in the 2019 Session. This month, members of NAC will traveled to Salem to meet with legislators. If you would like to get involved in the campaign, please email us! email@example.com
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join the postcard brigade
The Postcard Brigade is an easy and inexpensive way for you to speak out on behalf of those suffering through genocide and human rights atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each month the Never Again Coalition will send you several pre-addressed and pre-stamped postcards with timely messages for leaders who can make a difference. All you have to do is sign your name and put them in the mail.