Is it getting hot in here? Wells Fargo starts to feel the heat as Jails Fargo report generates more national news coverage -- check it out here!
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Following nearly two years of public pressure to cut all ties to private prisons, Wells Fargo divested nearly 75 percent of its aggregate holdings in the GEO Group, the nation’s second largest private prison company, according to the latest SEC filing. The following is a statement by Emira Palacios, vice president of National People’s Action Board of Directors:
Wells Fargo set up a table at an event sponsored by the Mexican consulate's office in Wichita, Kansas to try to recruit new customers. Sunflower set up a table right next to them to tell people the truth about Wells' extensive ties to the private prison industry.
Help us get the word out about the profits Wells Fargo reaps from financing the private prison industry and the detention of undocumented immigrants even as it courts Latino customers.
Wells Fargo employees are having meetings about us. Yes, we are starting to get under their skin.A member from Marshalltown, Maria Alvarez, called and reported on her interaction with the branch manager when she closed her Wells Fargo account because of their investments in private prisons, predatory lending, and giant executive bonuses.
Chanting “That ain’t right” and “Wells Fargo, you’re the worst, time to put the people first!”, the National People’s Action (NPA) occupied three Wells Fargo banks today.
The NPA says that 1,000 community leaders from 25 states shut down three Wells Fargo branches to denounce the bank’s ties to private prisons and payday lending. The event included testimony from Abel Pacheco’s whose 11 year-old daughter was detained — alone — in a private detention center for 84 days.
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