[Dear friend, Stop Banking on Apartheid plans to leaflet at least 500 branches of Bank of America on Friday, November 17.]
by Stop Banking on Apartheid
San Francisco, California, United States
October 10, 1978
The mailing says Stop Banking on Apartheid plans to leaflet at least 500 branches of Bank of America on Friday, November 17 to ask the Bank's customers to withdraw their money until the bank ceases making loans to South Africa. A smaller day of protest last June 16 hit 66 Bank of America branches in over 20 cities statewide; the success of that action led to our decision to increase the pressure this November 17. The mailing asks for help to: 1) Distribute the "Join Us" leaflet. 2) Mention the day of action and our need for volunteers in your newspaper or newsletter. 3) Leaflet on the l 7th and let us know at which branches. 4) Withdraw all funds you may have invested in Bank of America and let your branch manager know your reasons. 5) Distribute post cards expressing concern over the Bank's South African loans addressed to Bank President Tom Clausen. 6) Protest the Bank's Joan policy to your local Bank of America branch manager. 7) CONTRIBUTE MONEY: this is desperately needed (leaflets alone will cost about $5,500 to print and distribute). The Bay Area Southern Africa Coalition is sponsoring a major rally the following Sunday, November 19, in San Francisco. the main speakers will be Theo-Ben Gurirab, SWAPO (South West African People's Organization) U. N. Mission Representative, and Judge William Booth, President of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA); there will also be music and cultural events.
Used by permission of former members of Stop Banking on Apartheid.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers