ACTION ALERT ON XEROX BY MRTI
XEROX WILL DECIDE ON SOUTH AFRICA BY YEAR END
by Presbyterian Church (USA)
New York, New York, United States
The leaflet says Xerox Corporation will decide before the end of 1986 whether to withdraw from South Africa, following recent announcements by IBM and General Motors that they would sell their South African holdings. People are urged to write to David P. Kearns, Chair and CEO of Xerox, to encourage the company to withdraw from South Africa. Xerox's South Africa sales totaled $71.8 million in 1984; the company markets its full product line there. In 1986, the South African has escalated its repression, detaining thousands of people including church leaders, ministers and workers. People are asked to send a copy of their letter to Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) at the Presbyterian Church (USA) in New York. The leaflet mentions The New York Times, Xerox spokesperson Jim Lamb, the Investor Responsibility Research Center, sales to the public sector, and the South African Council of Churches (SACC).
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers