Urgent! Don't let your representative vote $ for Apartheid!

by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
Early May 1978
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says that a vote by the House Banking Committee to end Export-Import Bank financing of trade with South Africa until there is "significant progress toward the elimination of apartheid" is the first Congressional Committee vote ever for economic disengagement from South Africa. Delegations from civil rights and religious groups convinced several Committee members that South Africa's legalized racism should not be condoned by financing from the Eximbank. The mailing urges organizing to contact members of Congress to oppose a likely move to strike the South Africa prohibition from the bill when it comes before the full House. The mailing includes a section "Fiddling while Soweto Burns" with suggestions about how to refute arguments from South Africa's lobbyists and Congressional opponents of the measure.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections