Darren Fenwick's blog

 

Darren Fenwick is the Senior Government Affairs Manager at the Enough Project.  Most recently he was a Legislative Advocate for the Health Care for America Now (HCAN) campaign.  At HCAN, Darren was responsible for directing HCAN’s legislative and policy efforts to pass health care reform legislation in the House of Representatives.  As a result of HCAN’s efforts, historic health care reform legislation has been signed into law.
 
Darren has over seven years of advocacy experience with a variety of organizations including, the American Federal of Labor, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and the Human Rights Campaign.  Darren received his bachelors degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and his law degree from the George Washington University Law School. 

 

South Sudan’s Yida Refugee Camp: Place of Refuge and Peril

Adhel* lost her husband and one of her children earlier this year when the Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, bombed her town in South Kordofan. “It’s a mess, many people were captured, others scattered, others came here, and others killed.” Since fighting between the SAF and the SPLM-N started in South Kordofan almost a year and a half ago, the stories of displacement by aerial bombardment, food shortages, and militia attacks that refugees tell remain the same.  Read More »

U.S. Companies Making Strides to be Conflict-free in Congo, Despite Industry Lawsuit

Late last week the National Association of Manufacturers, or NAM, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce made their move, initiating a legal challenge against the SEC and requesting that “the rule be modified or set aside in whole or in part.” But plenty of companies are already working to become conflict free.  Read More »

Congolese Civil Society and Human Rights Groups Urge the SEC to Issue Final Rules

In response to mounting pressure by the Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and four eastern Congo-based civil society groups sent letters last month to the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, calling on the SEC to quickly adopt final rules to implement 1502. Importantly, both letters ask the SEC to adopt rules that do not include phase-ins or delays in implementation.  Read More »

Update on Conflict Minerals Legislation

US Capitol

We took a major step forward with the inclusion of the Congo amendment to the financial reform bill, and here's an update on where we stand.  Read More »

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