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Desperate families are taking some of the biggest tech companies to court -- over mines that turned into death traps for their children.

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Children in the Congo are dying mining cobalt for Apple and Google’s phones. But these tech giants just claim that’s not their problem.

The kids’ desperate families have taken the fight to court... -- can you chip in to get these families justice and hold Big Tech accountable?

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It’s terrifying work.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, children as young as 10 climb into holes barely wider than their bodies. They spend hours there, digging out tiny chunks of cobalt to be used in cell phone batteries. All for $2 a day.

Dozens have died or suffered catastrophic injuries but Apple, Google, and other tech giants just say it’s not their problem.

The families of these children say otherwise and are suing Big Tech for damages. But these billion-dollar companies have the most expensive lawyers working around the clock to get the case dismissed.

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Instead, Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft, and Tesla have hired some of the largest law firms in the US to fight the claims and show they have no responsibility. They admit the conditions are deplorable, they just say it isn’t their fault!

It’s simply not true. If they refused to buy batteries built on child labour, their suppliers would have to clean up their act. This is blindingly obvious -- they know it, you know it. Instead, they choose to turn their back on the abuse and exploitation of desperate, dying children.

We can help the families get justice and ensure no more kids die for the batteries in our cell phones. Let’s go all-in on this landmark lawsuit:

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While Big Tech’s lawyers dance around the issue, the 14 parents and children who brought the suit are being helped by a human rights lawyer, a Congolese professor...and us! Let’s show them what we’re made of, and make sure they can’t just walk away from this problem without a fight.

Thanks for all that you do,
Vicky and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths. The Guardian. 16 December 2019.
Microsoft, Apple, Google, and more say they aren't responsible for child labor in DRC. Windows Central . 27 August 2020.

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