Special to the Fifth Estate
Ann Arbor: Elise Boulding of Ann Arbor has begun a write-in campaign for Congress from the Second District of Michigan. The district, which consists of the counties of Washtenaw, Livingston, Lenawee and Monroe, is presently represented in the House of Representatives by Wes Vivian. Vivian has backed the administration’s policy in Vietnam and vacillated on HUAC. His Republican opponent, State Representative Esch, has an equally unimpressive record.
Mrs. Boulding was chosen to be a candidate by interested persons active in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti anti-war movement. Her candidacy has been supported by Voice-SDS, Ann Arbor Women for Peace and the Eastern Michigan Committee to End the War in Vietnam. Mrs. Boulding is the wife of a University of Michigan professor. She is active in the American Friends Service Committee and is a member of the international board of directors of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
The campaign will use as its major focus discussion of the war in Vietnam and American foreign policy. The platform calls for the immediate withdrawal of American troops to allow the people of South Vietnam to determine freely their government. Mrs. Boulding feels that the war in Vietnam is not an isolated event but rather one of a series of military events which have involved American interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
Persons are needed to work in all parts of the district to go out and talk with people about the issues of the campaign. The intent ‘of this precinct work will not only be to bring out voters for Boulding on November 8 but also to start permanent independent organizations. Those interested should contact Ed Geffner in Ann Arbor at 668-8722.