by Black Elected Democrats of Ohio
Columbis, Ohio, United States
May 29, 1985
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says the Black Elected Democrats of Ohio will join with the Students United Against Apartheid on June 5 at an outdoor press conference on the Oval of the Ohio State University to publicly protest the University's investment ties with the racist South African regime. Other local and statewide groups expected to participate include the Greater Columbus Coalition Against Apartheid, Communication Workers of America (Local 4501), Greater Cleveland South Africa Coalition, Cincinnati Coalition Against Apartheid, Youngstown Free South Africa Coalition, and Dayton Coalition Against Apartheid. The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has been silent on the issue of apartheid as well as demands that they divest the University's funds from companies doing business in South Africa. A vote on divestment by the Board is expected on June 7. The press release says H.B. 22, introduced by Rep. C.J. McLin, Jr. would require Ohio to divest its more than $2 billion in state funds from the repressive country which maintains the racist policy of Apartheid. The press release mentions House Bill 22, Representative William Hinig, and Michael Barnes.