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ADVISORY: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Actor Emmanuelle Chriqui to Speak at Student Rally to Raise Awareness About Issues Facing Congo

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Contact: Anne Shoup
Phone: 202.481.7146
Email: ashoup@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, October 7, the Enough Project and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student chapter of the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative will host a rally for students featuring NFL star Aaron Rodgers, actor Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Congolese rapper Omekongo Dibinga to raise awareness about the war in Congo and American’s connection to it.

Currently on more than 150 college campuses, the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative draws on the power of student leadership and activism to bring about peace in Congo. The rally participants will encourage fellow students and university officials, both of whom are large purchasers of electronics and powerful spokespersons, to commit to measures that pressure electronics companies to responsibly invest in Congo’s minerals sector.

WHO:

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hollywood actor (“Entourage”)
Omekongo Dibinga, rapper and motivational speaker
JD Stier, Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager, Enough Project

WHEN:

Monday, October 7, 2013
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE:

Memorial Union Terrace Stage
University of Wisconsin-Madison
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706

There will be limited media availability for Aaron Rodgers and Emmanuelle Chriqui following the rally. For logistical information or if you wish to cover this event, contact Anne Shoup at 202.709.7739 or ashoup@americanprogress.org. All press must RSVP.

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The Enough Project fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity, focused on areas where some of the world’s worst atrocities occur. We get the facts on the ground, use rigorous analysis to determine the most sustainable solutions, influence political leaders to adopt our proposals, and mobilize the American public to demand change. Enough was conceived in 2006 by a small group of concerned policymakers and activists who wanted to transform their frustration about inaction into pragmatic solutions and hope.

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