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

  • Editor's Note

    Hey you yeah you
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • Editor's Note

    Time to get busy
    • Nov 24, 2016
  • Editor's Note

    The pendulum swung, Mari tells the kid, but this time it went too far and we have to speak out for our friends.
    • Nov 17, 2016
  • More »

Staff Pick

West Side Brew District Tour

Join us for a tour Tucson's Westside Brew House District. Ticket includes 1 drink at Dragoon, Hamilton… More

@ 1912 Brewing Company Second Saturday of every month, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10 2045 N Forbes Blvd Ste 105

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Quick Bites: A Healthy Kind of Bar (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Gen. Michael Flynn, Conspiracy Tweeter and Trump Whisperer, Is a National Security Risk (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Tucson Stained Glass Brings Color to the Old Pueblo (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cinema Clips: Loving (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation