Recently we have been successful in pressuring New York City and New York State to divest from the prison industry. Companies like GEO Group, CoreCivic, and General Dynamics are harming our communities through incarceration, immigrant detention, and war.
And in the last months we have brought the fight to California.
We have been partnering with Teachers in California like Educators for Migrant Justice to target CalSTRS and CalPERS. We have delivered petitions and attended hearings, and brought the issue of Mass Incarceration to the forefront.
We were successful on moving CalSTRS to look into their investments and make a recommendation. And next month, the CalSTRS Board will review this recommendation on prison divestment and make a decision.
Please contact us if you are interested in attending the CalSTRS board meetings on Wednesday November 7th in Sacramento, CA.
Lets make California the next state that stands up for Black and brown communities.