by Perry Bullard
Lansing, Michigan, United States
March 18, 1980
Publisher: Perry Bullard - Michigan State Representative
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says a state panel today approved legislation that would curb state investments in the country of South Africa; the proposals would require public universities to sell all holdings in companies that operate in South Africa and would restrict similar investments by public employee pension funds; the state would also terminate all business with any bank that made loans to that controversial nation. The press release discusses State Representative Virgil Smith, U.S. companies, direct investment, divestment, Michigan State University, the African National Congress (ANC), the National Council of Churches, N.A.A.C.P., labor organizations, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Churchwomen United, the Women's League for Peace and Freedom, the Coalition for Peace and Justice, the Catholic Diocese of Lansing, the Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid, taxpayer money, and withdrawal of investments from South Africa.
Collection: Patricia L. Beeman Southern Africa Liberation Committee collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections