[Dear Representative Wolpe: On January 13, 1986, 120 church leaders met in Washington, D.C. in response to a plea from the South Africa Churches that stronger action be taken to end U.S. support for apartheid.]

by Avery Post, M. Lorenzo Shepard, Churches' Emergency Committee on Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 26, 1986
Publisher: Churches' Emergency Committee on Southern Africa
2 pages
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Copy of a letter sent to Representative Howard Wolpe, Chairman of the Sub-committee on Africa, House Foreign Affairs by Dr. Avert Post and Dr. M. Lorenzo Shepard. The letter explains that the Churches' Emergency Committee on Southern Africa has been formed to increase mobilization of the religious community. One of its top priorities is to advocate for stronger economic sanctions against South Africa. Congressman Dellums has invited colleagues to co-sponsor his bill, and we encourage you to do so. The Emergency Committee is bringing 1,000 members of the religious community to Washington, D.C. June 17 to advocate for the passage of sanction legislation. The letter mentions  complete disinvestment of U.S. corporations, a trade embargo, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the Botha government (P.W. Botha), opposition to apartheid, the 500,000-member Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), President Reagan's Executive Order on September 9, 1985, the news blackout ordered by the South African government, repression against blacks, the State of Emergency, security legislation, increasing violence and carnage, and Representatives Dan Burton, George W. Crockett, Michael DeWine, Bob Dornan, Dante B. Fascell, Robert Garcia, Mark J . Siljander, Stephen J. Solarz, Theodore Weiss, Ronald Dellums, and William H. Gray III.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers