Take Your Money Out of Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is here to help?

Did you know that Wells Fargo is a major financer and investor in private prisons?

The DC community—with Occupy DC—is organizing to confront the toxic links between Wall Street, the growing Private Prison Industry and Mass Incarceration. Join us Friday the 2nd from4pm to 6pm at the Wells Fargo branch at 1901 7th ST, N.W. (between Florida and T) to protest, educate and urge those with holdings at Wells Fargo to take their money out!

Wells Fargo is the major financer for the Rivers Correctional Institution in North Carolina, where thousands of D.C. residents are incarcerated…for profit!

More D.C. residents go to prison for parole violations than actually breaking the law; most of them end up in Rivers Correctional.

There are 60,000 people in D.C. with criminal records, about 10% of the population, and the number may be rising thanks to private industry, like Wells Fargo and GEO Group, that lobby for tough-on-crime legislation. Almost 50% of D.C. residents with a criminal record, most of whom are Black, do not have a job because it is lawful to discriminate against individuals for prior convictions, a.k.a. The New Jim Crow, propagated by private industry like Wells Fargo and GEO Group.

Wells Fargo owns $100 million of stock in GEO Group. Wells Fargo received $43 billion in taxpayer-funded bailouts from the government to aid people with their mortgages and loans, but has been putting D.C. Residents in prison while foreclosing on the homes of many hard-working D.C. families. We say Boycott Wells Fargo and eliminate the prison industry.

Wells Fargo is the major financer for the Rivers Correctional Institution in North Carolina, where thousands of D.C. residents are incarcerated…for profit!

 

More D.C. residents go to prison for parole violations than actually breaking the law; most of them end up in Rivers Correctional.

 

There are 60,000 people in D.C. with criminal records, about 10% of the population, and the number may be rising thanks to private industry, like Wells Fargo and GEO Group, that lobby for tough-on-crime legislation. Almost 50% of D.C. residents with a criminal record, most of whom are Black, do not have a job because it is lawful to discriminate against individuals for prior convictions, a.k.a. The New Jim Crow, propagated by private industry like Wells Fargo and GEO Group.

 

Wells Fargo owns $100 million of stock in GEO Group. Wells Fargo received $43 billion in taxpayer-funded bailouts from the government to aid people with their mortgages and loans, but has been putting D.C. Residents in prison while foreclosing on the homes of many hard-working D.C. families. We say Boycott Wells Fargo and eliminate the prison industry.

Jerry Nelson is a nationally recognized photojournalist. His work has appeared in many national, regional and local publications including CNN, USAToday, Upsurge, Earthwalkers and Associated Content and he is a regular contributor to Huffington Post as well as OpEdNews. Nelson travels the country seeking out the people, places and things that make America unique and great. Nelson currently is in Washington D.C. pointing his camera at OccupyDC and freelancing for The Washington Times the second largest paper in the nation’s capital.

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