Martin Sheen Does Conflict Diamonds Ad

The first television advertisement on conflict diamonds appeared recently on television in the Washington, D.C., market, and organizers hint that it will soon be shown in other areas. The ad appeared on the season finale of The West Wing and featured the voice of the show's star, Martin Sheen. "Buy a diamond and you may be supporting terrorism in other countries," says Sheen, in a voiceover accompanied by pictures of children with amputated limbs. "In parts of Africa, rebels control diamond mines, terrorize children and adults, maiming them for life. They kidnap and they kill. This is Martin Sheen. The Clean Diamonds Act can stop the killing by blocking sales of these 'conflict diamonds' and profits these terrorists use to wage war. Ask your member of the Congress to support HR 918 and stop the killing." The Clean Diamonds Act is sponsored by Rep. Tony Hall (D-Ohio). Sheen's public
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