[Add your signature to the attached "Open Letter" to President Carter]

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
with Randall Robinson, TransAfrica, Ted Lockwood, Washington Office on Africa
New York, New York, United States
February 16, 1979
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing asking people to add their signature to an open letter to President Carter urging continued sanctions against Rhodesia. The American Committee on Africa is disseminating this request from the Washington Office on Africa and TransAfrica made on behalf of the Southern Africa Working Group. The open letter to Carter says the next few months will bring a test of U.S. commitment to majority rule in Southern Africa. The Case-Javits amendment to the International Security Assistance Act of 1978 prohibits U.S. enforcement of United Nations sanctions against Rhodesia if the President determines that: (1) Rhodesia has demonstrated its willingness to negotiate in good faith at an all-parties conference held under international auspices on all relevant issues; and (2) a government has been installed chosen by free elections in which all political and population groups have been allowed to participate freely with observation by impartial internationally recognized observers. Rhodesia has satisfied neither condition.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive