As part of 50-state day of action, scores of protesters will deliver hundreds of thousands of petitions to Wells Fargo
On Wednesday, hundreds of activists will deliver petition signatures to the corporate headquarters of Wells Fargo in San Francisco urging them to stop financing the for-profit prison companies benefitting from family separation and the incarceration of immigrant families. Part of a coalition of more than 80 organizations representing millions of people, the activists are calling for Wells Fargo to stop financing CoreCivic and Geo Group, two large for-profit prison companies that are profiting off family separation and detention. The petition delivery is one of hundreds happening across the country as part of the national day of action, with more than 7,000 people delivering petition signatures to local Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase bank branches in all 50 states.
What: Rally and petition delivery urging Wells Fargo to stop financing for-profit prisons benefitting from family separation and immigration detention
When: Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Who: National Domestic Workers Alliance, MomsRising, MoveOn, The Center for Popular Democracy, In The Public Interest, LittleSis, ACRE, AVAAZ, Enlace, Presente.org, CREDO, Global Exchange,Mujeres Unidas y Activas, La colectiva de Mujeres, and more.
Visuals: Diverse crowd, interesting signs, a clothesline of onesies representing the children separated from their families, and sleeping items to represent children away from their beds
Approximately 71% of the average daily population in ICE custody are held in privately operated jails. Since ICE was created in 2003, 85 detention centers nationwide have reported a total of 176 deaths. CoreCivic and GEO Group depend on debt financing from banks, including Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, to conduct their day-to-day business operations, finance new facilities, and acquire smaller companies. In doing so, these companies are complicit in and profiting from the mass incarceration and criminalization of immigrants.