"The events rapidly unfolding in the Republic of South Africa are of sufficient scale that they threaten many of the governing institutions of that young nation," said Hugh Esco, a former Secretary of the Georgia Green Party, who twice ran for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. "The SAYRO office has become a vital center for organizing among the workers whose strikes have crossed industrial sectors and which is challenging the ANC-led governing regime. This struggle demands the support of Greens and all committed to justice."
An appeal letter initiated by Georgia Greens has since been joined by three Green Party nominees for President of the United States, including 2004 candidate David Cobb of California, 2008 candidate Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and the Party's current Presidential standard-bearer, Jill Stein of Massachusettes. Also cosigning the letter are Justine McCabe, a cochair of the International Committee of the Green Party of the Unites States and Greg Gerritt, chair of the GPotUS IC's subcommittee on Africa.