U.S. Anti-Apartheid Leaders Applaud End of South Africa Sanctions - Call for Socially Responsible Investment, Black Empowerment

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
September 24, 1993
4 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Press release on a statement on the call by Nelson Mandela to lift sanctions. The press release says over 40 leaders of the U.S. movement to support democracy in South Africa today welcomed the call by African National Congress President Nelson Mandela for the end of remaining sanctions against apartheid. The press release says the statement, signed by a group of prominent Americans, said that agreement on a multi-racial interim government to conduct South Africa's first ever democratic elections was "an important milestone on the road to democracy," and urged returning U.S. corporations to help redress the economic and social legacy of apartheid. The press release says although Federal sanctions against South Africa were lifted by President Bush in 1991, about 100 cities and 27 states have maintained their own financial measures against the apartheid system of legalized racial discrimination. The press release includes a copy of STATEMENT ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ELECTIONS AND THE CALL FOR END OF SANCTIONS Signed by: Jerry E. Abramson, Mayor, City of Louisville, KY and President, U.S. Conference of Mayors; Owen Bieber, President, United Auto Workers Union; Julian Bond, civil rights activist; William Booth, President, American Committee on Africa; Mark Brooks, President, Professional & Technical Employees Union; Edmond L. Browning, Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church; Paul J. Brownridge, City Treasurer, City of Los Angeles, CA.; Dr. Joan B. Campbell, General Secretary, The National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Ernie Chambers, State Senator, Nebraska Legislature; Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Executive Director, NAACP; Sophia Collier, President, Working Assets Common Holdings; Imani Countess, Executive Director, Washington Office on Africa; Mario M. Cuomo, Governor, New York State; Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, The Africa Fund; Wilhemina Delco, Representative, Texas State Legislature and Chair, South Africa Task Force, National Conference of State Legislatures; David N. Dinkins, Mayor, City of New York; Donald Fraser, Mayor, City of Minneapolis, MN; Wayne E. Glenn, President, United Paperworkers International Union; Avel L. Gordly, State Representative, Oregon State Legislature; John C. Harrington, Harrington Investments; Elihu Harris, Mayor, City of Oakland; Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, New York, NY; Amy Isaacs, National Director, Americans for Democratic Action, Washington DC; Sharpe James, Mayor, City of Newark, NJ; Lynn H. Jondahl, State Representative, Michigan State Legislature; Susan Katz, National President, National Council of Jewish Women; Anita de Luna, MCDP, President, Leadership Conference of Women Religious; Carol Moseley-Braun, Senator, U.S. Senate; Joseph M. Neal, Senator, Nevada State Legislature; John F. Peterson, Chairman and CEO, Chartwell Surety; John Ray, Councilman, City of Washington, DC; Mark Ridley-Thomas, Councilman, City of Los Angeles, CA; Randall Robinson, Executive Director, TransAfrica; Byron Rushing, Representative, Massachusetts State Legislature; James Scheibel, Mayor, City of St. Paul, MN; David Scondras, Councilman, City of Boston, MA; Wayne D. Silby, Chairman, Calvert Social Investment Fund, Washington DC; Virgil Clark Smith, Senator, Michigan State Legislature; Joyce Sohl, Deputy General Secretary, Women's Division, United Methodist Church; Joan Specter, Councilwoman, City of Philadelphia, PA; Richard Trumka, President, United Mine Workers of America; Donald Tucker, Councilman, City of Newark and Chairman, New Jersey Black Issues Convention; Albert Vann, Assemblyman, New York State Legislature; Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, Union of American Hebrew Congregations; Richard Zelik, for the Steering Committee, National Catholic Coalition for Responsible Investment, Charleston, WV; and Robert Zevin, United States Trust Company Boston. The press release says contact Richard Knight.
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