RE: ACAS political action lobbying agenda and budget for 1985

by Chris Root, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
January 26, 1985
Publisher: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
3 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Morocco, Western Sahara
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Memorandum to the ACAS Steering Committee says the intensified political organizing and governmental repression in South Africa at the end of 1984 and the increased momentum given to anti-apartheid organizing in the U.S. by the Free South Africa Movement have sparked greater interest in Congress about South Africa. This is particularly true in the House of Representatives, which insisted at the end of last year on retaining South Africa provisions in the ill-fated Export Administration Act. The memorandum discusses divestment, a trade embargo, Krugerrand imports, bank loans to the South African government, export controls, the police and military, the munitions list, nuclear exports and training, imports of South African and Namibian uranium and coal, the Sullivan principles, Teresa Smith, the Washington Office on Africa, TransAfrica, Ron Dellums, Walter Fauntroy, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, Stephen Solarz, Howard Wolpe, William Gray, William Proxmire, Anan Cranston, Charles Rangel, Thomas Downey, Howard Berman, and fair employment practices. • Legislative Activity on South Africa anticipated this Year • Proposal for ACAS's lobbying and organizing work (with budget)
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections