To: Democratic National Committee

Demand Democratic National Committee stop profiting off separating families

Demand Democratic National Committee stop profiting off separating families

Pledge to no longer accept money from private prison companies, like GEO Group and CoreCivic.

Why is this important?

In recent news, we have seen children separated from their families at the border and taken, sometimes shackled in tinted buses, to places across the country. In our own neighborhoods, Black people are whisked away in broad daylight in the back of police cars. Private prisons like GEO Group and CoreCivic have made billions separating people from their families for decades and we’re going to put a stop to it.

This year, as politicians vie for elected office across the country, we remind them that we aren't asking for "change" or "hope," we are demanding ACTION; that our elected representatives put our families and safety before corporate profits.

It’s time for all politicians to stop taking money from the for-profit imprisonment industry--responsible for separating families from the border, to Miami, New York, L.A, Baltimore, Detroit, and all over the country.

On Sunday, July 1st, The Florida Democratic Party passed a resolution to refuse contributions from GEO Group, CoreCivic and their representative PACs and lobbyists after a months long campaign by Dream Defenders to have candidates sign a Freedom Pledge which declares candidates opposition to private prisons and immigrant detention facilities.

We celebrate this win in Florida, and are now partnering with Color Of Change to make this a reality all over the country.

No politician should gain political power by accepting money from companies that are responsible for separating our families.


Reasons for signing

  • Both parties take money from these two corporations see https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2018&cmte=C00382150
  • Tired of Special interest groups drowning out my votes
  • Good people need to rise up and put a stop to the abuses that fester in our society.

Updates

2018-07-11 20:02:48 -0700

500 signatures reached

2018-07-11 08:57:12 -0700

100 signatures reached

2018-07-11 08:41:15 -0700

50 signatures reached

2018-07-11 08:38:44 -0700

25 signatures reached

2018-07-11 08:35:54 -0700

10 signatures reached