Statement of Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa to House Foreign Affairs Committee on Congressional attempts to void local sanctions ordinances through Federal action

by Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 6, 1993
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
2 pages
Type: Testimony
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Statement by the American Committee on Africa to members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee urging them not to support the proposal by Representative Torricelli that would, in effect, supersede or preempt all state and local laws on South Africa. The statement says Nelson Mandela and other South African leaders of the struggle for democracy have in recent days repeatedly thanked the Americans he characterizes as valuable friends, who worked at the local level to ensure the demise of apartheid by their successful imposition of sanctions. President Mandela has now urged these forces to lift their sanctions, in recognition of the progress being made in South Africa, and to support the urgent needs which he confronts as he seeks to lead his people toward establishing a new democracy. The statement discusses local initiatives, Nebraska, Alaska, Massachusetts, New York City, state and municipal governments, the Reagan Administration, Congress, Washington, D.C., and the terrible legacy of apartheid.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive