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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers joins call to stop using minerals from Congo

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks for his receiver during the second half of their NFL football game against the Detroit Lio
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks for his receiver during the second half of their NFL football game against the Detroit Lio

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers spoke at a rally at UW-Madison where he asked the makers of consumer electronics to stop using minerals from the Congo.

Rodgers told several thousand people that minerals are the lifeblood of the Congolese warlords who are committing atrocities in other parts of the world. 

Rodgers has a new teammate from the Congo, Packers linebacker Andy Malumba. He appeared at the UW rally, along with actress Emmanuelle Chriqui. 

Rodgers plans to join Chriqui in a visit to the Congo after the current football season.

Chriqui says it's "incredible" to have Rodgers as an ambassador -- because he opens up awareness of the issue to a whole new group of people, namely sports fans.

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