Statement denouncing the Ford Motor Company
A statement denouncing the presence of ford Motor Company in South Africa was read May 12 1977 at the Ford Motor Company annual stockholders' meeting in Detroit. The statement was read on behalf of the Stanford Committee for a Responsible Investment Policy (SCRIP) and the 294 protesters arrested on Monday, according to Nick Nyhart. SCRIP member. The statement urges all stockholders to vote for the proxy which mandates the withdrawal of Ford from South Alrica and states in part. ". . . we will continue in our actions until the Ford Motor Company is out of South Africa, or Stanford University has divested itself of its Ford stock. . . . We will persist and we will win." SCRIP also sent a telegram to the president of Ford early that day. It described campus opposition to the Hoard of Trustees abstention and promised further efforts here to get l ord to withdraw from South Africa. It also called for a more responsibl 'Diversity investment policy. In related developments: —The Senate of the Associated Students of the University ol California (ASUC) late last night nearly passed unanimously a resolution conveying its "support ol the ideals of SCRIP".
400 people signed a banner saving "Solidarity with the Stanford 297" displayed the previous day by the Revolutionary Student Brigade in Sproul Plaza at UC-Berkeley; and —The mayor of Soweto said in an interview Tuesday on M'IVTY "It is not opportune at the moment to withdraw American companies from South Africa" because of widespread unemployment ol blacks. The ASIJC senate resolution, introduced by Senators Ken Wong and Dave Shontz. also "commended the individuals involved (in their attempts to support the withdrawal ol Ford from South Africa) and their selfless concern for social justice." The resolution will be read at the SCRIP rally at noon today in the courtyard ol Old Union. The rally will be part of a "low key dav of reflection tin what has happened. to mourn the death ol social responsibility at Stanford, and celebrate our support for the oppressed in South Africa." according to SCRIP member Chris Coleman. Extensive media coverage ol recent events here will continue as KCO-TY and KQED-TV present programs dealing with the issues raised at Stanford. kljKU's Newsroom tonight at 7:.(0 will feature, among other things, an exchange ol views between SCRIP member Walt Spevak and a University administrator or trustee, according to Andrew Ross.KQED's assignment editor.
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"The list of those expected to show up smiling and fork over the moola reads like a who's-who of tax-and-spend big government in St. Paul": Sen. Ellen Anderson, Rep. Matt Entenza, Chief Bill Finney & Linda Finney, Rep. Alice Hausman, Council Member Lee Helgen, Rep. Sheldon Johnson, School Board Member Kazoua Kong-Thao, Council President Kathy Lantry, Rep. John Lesch, Rep. Tim Mahoney, Rep. Carlos Mariani, Council Member Debbie Montgomery, Revs. Byron Moore & Sharon Moore, Sen. Mee Moua, School Board Member Al Oertwig, Comm. Rafael Ortega, Sen. Sandy Pappas, Rep. Michael Paymar, Comm. Victoria Reinhardt, (former Mayor) Jim Scheibel, School Board President Elona Street-Stewart, Rep. Cy Thao, Council Member Dave Thune, Rev. Carl Walker. 
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- [The Stanford Daily, Volume 171, Issue 61, 12 May 1977]
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