Between December 2016 and June 2017, Jobs to Move America (JMA) researchers combed through thousands of pages of documents—legal memos, policy guides, court briefings, and correspondence between corporations and the Reagan administration. The outcome is this report, which pieces together the story of how cities and states joined the fight against apartheid in South Africa and how the Reagan administration sought to suppress those efforts. JMA also investigated parallels between the Reagan era battles and current tensions between the federal government and cities and states. Finally, JMA examined the long-term effects of the Reagan era apartheid policies.

Jobs to Move America held a national telepress conference to discuss the report in more detail. You can listen to a recording here

For more information, contact Alaa Milbes amilbes@jobstomoveamerica.org or Katherine Hoff khoff@jobstomoveamerica.org.

Summary Report


Full Report (PDF 32 MB)

Link to Primary Documents