On July 23rd, protestors gathered to call on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Their demand? Begin a process that could lead the county to divest taxpayers’ money from certain banks. Banks that have ties to migrant detention facilities.
But when do ethics overpower financial incentives? Activists may call for divestment, but the county treasury is concerned that the loss of revenue that comes with divesting might complicate the treasury’s ability to meet the county’s daily monetary demands.
KRCB’s Isabella Bloom has the story.
Since the protest, Vice President of GEO Group Kathy Prizmich, who happens to live in Sonoma County, sent a letter to Hopkins, urging the board not to divest.
(Image: Activists staged a model of an immigrant child sleeping in a cage. Credit: Adia White)