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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Celebvocate: Robin Wright on Congo mining

Actress Robin Wright met with Sen. Dick Lugar on Tuesday to discuss conflict minerals in Congo. (Courtesy of Sen. Lugar's office)

An occasional look at Hollywood crusaders bringing their causes to D.C. Tuesday’s celebrity warrior: Robin Wright.

Venue: Capitol Visitors Center.

Event: Enough Project’s reception on conflict minerals in the Congo.

Bona fides: Movie star (“The Conspirator,” “Forrest Gump” ), Sean Penn’s ex, producer of a short film about her trip to eastern Congo, meeting rape victims and child soldiers of the illegal mineral trade.

What she wants: Enforcement of a measure in the Dodd-Frank bill that requires companies to report where they buy tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold used for cellphones and computers; certification of conflict-free minerals coming from Congo mines.

Wingmen: Sen. John Boozman, Rep. Jim McDermott, Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast.

How she looked: Hill-appropriate. Black pantsuit, white shirt, heels that she kicked off after her brief remarks. Shorter, smaller than you expect. New pixie ’do makes her look like Peter Pan with great cheekbones.

Soundbite: “People are dying — and we’re directly responsible, being the consumers of these products that have those minerals in them.”

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