by Anson Chong, Hawaii Committee for Africa
with Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
August 11, 1986
Publisher: Hawaii Committee for Africa
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Memorandum presumably sent as a mailing. The memorandum says Friends, the Sanctions Alert notice on the reverse side of this memo. came in today and I am sending it to you immediately so that you can telephone and telegram Senator's Sparky Matsunaga and Daniel Inouye to urge them to support S. 2570 when the motion is made to bring it for a floor vote this week. The memorandum says the measure was narrowly defeated in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a 9 to 7 vote; supporters of the bill will call for a vote of the entire Senate instead of allowing it to be bottled up in committee. The memorandum says your call to Senators Inouye and Matsunaga, NOW, is important because their votes are needed to bring it to the floor for a vote. The memorandum includes the Honolulu and Washington office phone numbers of Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Senator Spark M. Matsunaga. The back side of the memorandum is a mailing Pressure For Strong Sanctions Needed In The Senate In Next Ten Days sent to Key Organizers from Jennifer Davis of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA). Davis says last week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation enforcing weak sanctions against South Africa; the fight for strong, effective measures now shifts to the Senate floor where we expect a vote on sanctions legislation soon; it is critical that your Senators be urged to support effective sanctions such as those contained in S.2570, the Cranston/Kennedy/Weicker equivalent of the Dellums' bill passed in the House; the death toll in South Africa continues to mount and just last week the government announced new, more sweeping extensions of its broad emergency powers. only by enforcing strong, effective sanctions immediately can the U.S. play a constructive role in bringing about an end to apartheid. The memorandum discusses a limited ban on some new investment in South Africa, companies, reinvest profits, a ban on new bank loans to the public and private sector, and a ban on U.S. imports of coal and uranium.
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Joel Fischer and Renee Furuyama