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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

PRESENTE.ORG, RESPONDS TO SEC. HILLARY CLINTON’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CUT TIES WITH PRIVATE PRISONS

After thousands take action, Hillary Clinton has agreed to stop accepting money from private prison lobbyists and to donate the direct contributions received thus far.

Oct. 22, 2015

Statement from Presente.org’s Managing Director, Matt Nelson:

"We applaud Secretary Clinton's decision to no longer accept donations from lobbyists and PACs associated with the for-profit prison industry. This is a victory for the more than ten thousand Presente.org members who took action and urged Clinton's campaign to cut ties with this horrible industry, and for thousands of other activists who have demanded that she cut ties with the prison industry. Now it's time for the presidential candidates who still accept private prison money to follow suit and commit to a future where no one is imprisoned for profit." Said Matt Nelson, Presente.org's Managing Director

See Presente.org's campaign here: http://act.presente.org/sign/hillaryprisons/