The Profit Motive of SB 1070: Press Conference Calling on Dennis DeConcini to Resign From CCA Board

For Immediate Release: 

April 24, 2012, 

On Tuesday, former Senator Dennis DeConcini will testify against SB1070 before the US Senate.  But DeConcini is on the Board of Directors for Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest private prison corporation, which manages immigrant detention centers across the US, including several here in Arizona.

CCA and other private prison corporations stand to profit handsomely if SB1070 is allowed to become law.  And DeConcini would share in that prosperity—his shares in CCA are currently worth $267,000.

Join Tucson’s Fuerza! Coalition this Tuesday, April 24th at a press conference and vigil outside DeConcini’s law firm in Tucson to call attention to the connections between anti-immigrant legislation and prison industry profiteering.

Tell DeConcini he can’t wag his finger at SB1070 while his other hand holds hundreds of thousands of dollars from the criminalization of immigrants.  It’s time for him to choose a side:  Community or Corporation?

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Press conference calling on Senator Dennis DeConcini to resign from CCA Board of Directors 

DeConcini, McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy, P.C .

2525 E Broadway Blvd # 200 Tucson, AZ 85716

 

April 24, 2012, 12:00 Noon

Fuerza Comunitaria Contra la Industria Carcelaria (Fuerza!)

Coalition Members: Corazón de Tucson, Coalición de Derechos Humanos, American Friends Service Committee, the Restoration Project, Tucson Childcare Collective, the Southside Worker Center, UA Jewish Voice for Peace, UA Students for Justice in Palestine, UA No More Deaths


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