Chicago Committee for Fair Elections in South Africa

by Harold Rogers, Chicago Committee for Fair Elections in South Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
January 10, 1994
Publisher: Chicago Committee for Fair Elections in South Africa
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says the elections for a new South Africa will take place on April 27, 1994 where for the first time the majority of South Africans will have political control of their country. Around 21 million people are eligible to vote, including about 18 million black South Africans. This historic event, which many activists have worked for, still faces many problems. There are local elections this year in Chicago, also, but in South Africa, the black population faces a struggle to gain their freedom from 300 years of Apartheid. The Chicago Committee for Fair Elections in South Africa was formed several months ago by anti-apartheid organizations and individuals. People who would like to become an election observer for 2-3 weeks in April are asked to contact the Community Renewal Society. Chicago churches, unions and civic organizations are invited to sponsor an election observer. Financial contributions can also be made to assist with travel. The mailing mentions illiteracy amongst the black population, unemployment, the African National Congress (ANC), ANC President Nelson Mandela, the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid, Black Faculty and Staff in Higher Education, Democracy for South Africa, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Community Renewal Society, Operation PUSH, the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa (CCISSA), the Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project, the Chicago Conference of Black Lawyers, and The National Lawyers' Guild-Chicago Chapter.

Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers