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TAKE ACTION! Help Strengthen Public Law 109-456 (The Democratic Republic of Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act)


Call on President Obama and your Representatives to strengthen and apply fully Law 109-456 (The Democratic Republic of Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act) and to commit to ending the atrocities being committed against the people of the DRC.

PL 109-456 was signed into law in 2006 by President Bush, however has never been properly funded or implemented. The law has, for four years given the U.S. government the authority to take decisive, meaningful action regarding the Congo.

PL 109-456 currently:

  • Gives the Sec. of state the power to withhold funds from the Kabila govt. if insufficient progress is being made towards achieving 15 U.S. policy goals.
  • Gives the Sec. of State the power to withhold funds from countries acting to destabilize the Congo.
  • Directs the Comptroller General to provide Congress with a detailed report regarding progress or lack of progress towards achieving the 15 U.S. policy goals. This report is to include a description of any impediments that prevent the accomplishment of the 15 policy goals, including any destabilizing activities undertaken in the DRC by government of neighboring countries.
  • Authorizes the U.S. President to withhold U.S. funds to international agencies that support the DRC, if the Sec. of State determines the DRC is not making sufficient progress in achieving the 15 U.S. policy objectives.

READ all 15 U.S Policy Goals and PL 109-456 excerpts here >

TAKE ACTION TODAY by contacting your elected officials and letting them know that the U.S.'s role in improperly addressing the holocaust in the Congo is a travesty of justice and will not be tolerated.

President Barack Obama
The White House,
District of Columbia 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414
Fax: (202) 456-2461

Secretary of State Clinton
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Tel: 202-647-4000

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
United States Mission to the United Nations
140 East 45th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel: 212-415-4062
Fax: 212-415-4053

Find contact information for YOUR Congressperson here >

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