The newsletter reports for more than twenty years now, state and local governments, colleges and universities, churches, trade unions and community groups have taken actions to impose "people's sanctions" against apartheid. The actions have come in a variety of ways: boycotting South African and Namibian goods, rufusing to invest in or buy from companies that do business with South Africa or Namibia, and pressuring those companies to end all ties to the racist regime. The newsletter reports 23 states, 14 counties, 75 cities and the Virgin Islands have passed some form of binding measures against apartheid. The newsletter includes a summary chart of the binding measures that have been passed including a description of the nature of action, date enacted and amount affected. The newsletter reports the state that have adopted measurers are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virgin Islands. The counties and cities that have adopted measures are: Alameda County (CA), Alexandria (VA), Amherst (MA), Ann Arbor (MI), Atlanta (GA), Atlantic City (NJ), Baltimore (MD), Bergen County (NJ), Berkeley (CA), Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), Brookline (MA), Burlington (VT), Cambridge (MA), Camden (NJ), Charleston (SC), Charlottesville (VA), Chicago (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Cleveland (OH), College Park (MD), Columbus (OH), Cuyahoga County (OH), Davis (CA), Denver (CO), Des Moines (IA), Detroit (MI), Durham (NC), East Lansing (MI), Erie (PA), Fairmont (WV), Fort Collins (CO), Freeport (NY), Fresno (CA), Gainesville (FL), Grand Rapids (MI), Harrisburg (PA), Hartford (CT), Hennepin County (MN), Houston (TX), Howard County (MD), Jersey City (NJ), Kansas City (KS), Kansas City (MO), Los Angeles (CA), Madison (WI), Miami (FL), Middletown (CT), Minneapolis (MN), Monroe County (NY), Montgomery County (MD), New Castle County (DE), New Haven (CT), New Orleans (LA), New York City (NY), Newark (NJ), Oakland (CA), Omaha (NE), Palo Alto (CA), Philadelphia (PA), Pittsburgh (PA), Portsmouth (VA), Prince Georges County (MD), Rahway (NJ), Raleigh (NC), Richmond (CA), Richmond (VA), Rochester (NY), Rockland County (NY), San Diego (CA), San Francisco (CA), San Jose (CA), Santa Barbara (CA), Santa Barbara County (CA), Santa Cruz (CA), Seattle (WA), Sonoma County (CA), St. Louis (MO), Stockton (CA), Syracuse (NY), Tompkins County (NY), Topeka (KS), Tucson (AZ), Washington (DC), Westchester County (NY), West Hollywood (CA), Wilmington (DE), Youngstown (OH), Ypsilanti (MI).
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