[Dear Senator Dixon: I urge you to support and co-sponsor the Comprehensive Sanctions bill (S.507) …]

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
Undated, about early August 1989
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Form letter circulated by the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid (ILNAA) addressed to Illinois Senator Alan J. Dixon, urging him to support and co-sponsor the Comprehensive Sanctions bill (S.507) sponsored by Sen. Paul Simon. The letter says the trade unions, both labor federations (COSATU and NACTU), Bishop Desmond Tutu, the United Democratic Front (UDF), and other major opposition forces inside South Africa call for total sanctions as the strongest "weapon" available to help bring about freedom in South Africa. Current U.S. policy is hypocritical and immoral; it damns our future with the black majority that will sooner or later rule South Africa. It makes a mockery of U.S. cries for freedom, justice and democratic rights in the world.  U.S. unions, churches and anti-apartheid organizations are beginning a new offensive to pass this sanctions bill. The letter mentions Jay Naidoo, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU).
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers