Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rally to Call on DeConcini to Resign From CCA Today on UA Campus

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM

deconbanner.JPG

Press release from Fuerza on rally outside Arizona Board of Regents meeting today at the University of Arizona student union:

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, community members and students from the University of Arizona will speak out before the Arizona Board of Regents. This is an effort to heighten public pressure for Board of Regents member, Dennis DeConcini to resign his position from the board of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). At 9 am, the public is invited to speak in front of the Arizona Board of Regents’ meeting. Organizers from the Fuerza! Coalition, concerned community members, and students plan to offer public statements urging DeConcini to step down from his CCA board position.

CCA is the nation’s largest private prison company and leading jailer of immigrant detainees. With a recent contract for 1,000 new Arizona state prison beds and six existing facilities in Arizona, the company profits from continued mass incarceration and immigrant detention. Lifetime Tucson resident and three-term Democrat Senator Dennis DeConcini is a CCA shareholder and Board member and profits directly from the incarceration of Tucson families.

From 12-1pm, students will host a press conference and rally in support of the efforts directed towards former US Senator DeConcini. In a recent op-ed in the Arizona Daily Wildcat, graduate student Patricia Hohl expressed her concerns, “It is unsettling to think there are Board of Regents members actively profiteering from the increasing prison and detention population.” Fuerza! and UA students call on Senator DeConcini to immediately resign from the CCA Board and denounce the company.

There will also be a press conference at noon in front of student union on the UA mall.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Mari Herreras

Staff Pick

Lamplight Reading Series

This decades-old series features readings by well-known Tucson writers and an open mic for poets, performance artists… More

@ Casa Libre en la Solana First Sunday of every month and First Sunday of every month. Continues through July 7 228 N. Fourth Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Dr. Word Asks: Ghoti Tacos, Anyone? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The UA Wants To Lay Some Science on You (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Street Taco Is Open in Downtown Tucson, Making Chipotle Obsolete (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Diablo Burger is About to Become Even More Delicious (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2015 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation