Enlace, in partnership with community groups and unions across the US, is calling on all public and private institutions to divest their holdings in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, America’s largest for profit prison corporations which have profited from billions in taxpayer money. Together with Wall Street investors these companies finance anti immigrant laws like AZ Copycat Laws and lobby for anti immigrant federal policies like SCOMM.
Prison investors include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, General Electric, Fidelity, Wellington, and Vanguard.
On January 24, 2012 there will be a national day of action to send a message to these investors that we will no longer stand for this. Occupy Atlanta will be joining ENLACE, Georgia Detention Watch, and others to encourage people to divest from Wells Fargo and close their accounts. Already, organizations such as United Methodist Church have chosen to divest all of their holdings from CCA and GEO. This paves the way for others to do the same. Join us at Wells Fargo Corporate Square at 11:30 AM.
More information about the Prison Divestment Campaign can be found at http://prisondivestment.wordpress.com/