Private Prison Divestment
Voz in partnership with organizations such as Enlace, Causa Oregon, Center for Intercultural Organizing and SEIU Local 49 to name a few, are involved in a local private prison divestment campaign as part of a national effort. Private prisons include detention centers that have historically been known for abuse and inhumane treatement of immigrant detainees.
The campaign aims to “call on the City of Portland to fully divest from the private prison industry. We demand that the City immediately freeze any new investments in the private prison industry and those major investors in the private prison companies who own over 1 million shares total of GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America stock. Profits from human misery have no place in Portland’s investment portfolio.”