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Private Prison Shareholders Meeting, Clergy Propose Human Rights and Transparency Resolutions
Media Advisory: Friday, May 4th, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.
PROFIT FROM PAIN IS INHUMANE: GEO Group Shareholders’ Meeting in Palm Beach
National Faith Leaders present resolutions asking GEO to adhere to UN Human Rights Standards and to disclose lobbying practices
Immigrant advocates demand that investors like Wells Fargo dump the Private Prison Stock
WHAT: Press Conference outside GEO Group’s Shareholder Meeting.
Clergy will step out of Meeting to report on Resolutions.
WHEN: Friday, May 4th, 2012 @ 10:30 am
WHERE: Outside the Breakers Hotel: One South County Road, Palm Beach FL, 33480
WHO: Dominican Sisters of Hope, Enlace’s National Prison Divestment Campaign and the Florida Immigrant Coalition
MAJOR DISRUPTIONS PLANNED AT WELLS FARGO AND GENERAL ELECTRIC SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS AS “THE 99%
For Immediate Release
Advisory for Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thousands to disrupt, at Wells Fargo and General Electric shareholder meeting to demand Wells Fargo and General Electric stop financing private prisons and start paying their fair share of taxes
Enlace as part of the New wave of 99% activism holding big corporations accountable to the public
San Francisco and Detroit – On Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, Enlace’s Private Prison Divestment Campaign will join thousands of people to confront Wells Fargo and GE executives at their annual shareholder meetings, to demand Wells Fargo and General Electric Executives address the concerns of the 99%.
Wells Fargo and General Electric directly make profit by incarcerating people from Immigrant communities. The prison business is one of human rights violations for profit. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against private prisons because of the abuse, rape, and wrongful deaths of people detained inside. The Geo Group (Geo) and the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) together own 80% of the for-profit prison beds in the United States. Among other demands, protesters will demand Wells Fargo and General Electric immediately stop doing financing the private prison industry.
The 99% activists include a diverse group of shareholders, homeowners facing foreclosure, immigrant rights activists, faith organizations and labor groups from around the country.
Occupy Joins the Fight Against Private Prisons
On Wednesday, January 24, the Occupy movement joined theNational Prison Divestment Campaign in 13 cities across the country for a nationwide day of action that gave a voice to an invisible segment of the 99 percent exploited by the private prison industry.
The National Prison Divestment Campaign was organized less than a year ago by Enlace, a coalition of US and Mexican low-wage worker centers and unions, to pressure corporations to divest from private prisons, whose chief investors include some of country’s largest financial institutions such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America, both of which have provoked the ire of the Occupy movement for their role in tanking the economy, among other things.
In Washington, DC, occupiers and prison reform advocates converged on Tivoli Square across the street from the Columbia Heights Wells Fargo.