[Dear Friend and Supporter: First, I want to thank you for all your support and help on the bills that prohibit state funds from supporting Apartheid in South Africa.]

by Perry Bullard
Lansing, Michigan, United States
April 4, 1980
Publisher: Perry Bullard - Michigan State Representative
3 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing seeking to get people to write to their State Representative, their State Senator, Speaker of the House Bobby Crim, Senate Majority Leader William Faust, and House Majority Leader Joe Forbes. The mailing says I want to thank you for all your support and help on the bills that prohibit state funds from supporting Apartheid in South Africa; the citizen lobbying effort on these bills is being felt by my colleagues here in Lansing; citizens and groups all over Michigan have expressed their support and concern. The mailing says I want to let you know that House Bills 4831, 4838 and 5446 were approved by the House Civil Rights Committee on March 18th and will come up for a vote on the floor in late April; we now need to redouble our efforts to have local groups, students, churches, unions and civil rights leaders all over the state write or call their representatives and pass resolutions in support of these bills. The mailing says I am also sending you information about a conference to be held April 11-15 that I’m sure you will want to attend; it is the hope of the conference planners that as a result of this weekend conference, more citizens will have a broader understanding of the situation in Southern Africa; the activities include a reception in Detroit, visits by United Nations representatives of African liberation movements to campuses, and a final reception here in Lansing. The mailing includes a leaflet Voice Your Support To Fight Apartheid In South Africa. The mailing discusses bantustans, divestiture, political and human rights, foreign banks, the military and police, U.S. corporations in South Africa, state educational institutions, the State Civil Rights Department, the state employee retirement system managed by the State Department of Treasury, the State Treasurer, financial institutions that make loans to South Africa, and corporations of the Republic of South Africa.
Collection: Patricia L. Beeman Southern Africa Liberation Committee collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections