Credo Action

Tell state lawmakers and governors: No business with companies that build Trump’s wall of hate.

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The petition to state lawmakers and governors reads:

“Companies should not profit from Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant agenda. I urge you to pass policies that would divest state funds from companies that build Trump’s border wall and exclude them from future state contracts.”

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    Tell state lawmakers and governors: No business with companies that build Trump’s wall of hate.

    Trump’s wall is a symbol of hate and a waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. But that has not stopped hundreds of companies from trying to help build it.

    Companies certainly have a right to help enable Trump’s dangerous, racist agenda. But our communities also have a right - and a responsibility - to hold them accountable if they do.

    Right now, legislation is moving in Arizona, California, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin to divest state funds from companies that build Trump’s border wall and exclude them from future state contracts.

    Speak out now to make sure state lawmakers and governors back these policies and make building Trump’s border wall toxic for companies that do business in your state.

    Tell state lawmakers and governors: No business with companies that build Trump’s wall of hate.

    Contractors that build the wall are not just supporting Trump’s blatant racism and immigrant scapegoating, they are also going to profit from it. Some are even planning to turn the wall into a sick and twisted tourist attraction. A Chicago builder’s proposal includes plans to make the wall available for recreational use by adding bicycle lanes and artistic designs on the northern side. 1 This is unacceptable and appalling. We must make sure companies that build and profit from Trump’s border wall lose business and have a permanent stain on their records.

    Senate Democrats have vowed to block funding for Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and force Republicans to shut down the government if financing for the construction of his wall and expansion of his deportation forces are included in any must-pass spending bill. Recently, Republicans caved to their pressure and delayed funding negotiations for Trump’s wall of hate.2 Now is time for state leaders to stand their ground and hold businesses that collaborate with Trump’s xenophobic regime accountable by passing policies that will hurt their bottom lines.

    Many of the companies that have already submitted proposals to construct the wall rely on state government contracts. State lawmakers have the power to discourage companies from constructing Trump’s wall by passing laws that would make it very bad for their business. That’s why we are working with our friends at Partnership for Working Families to build a groundswell of support for these policies so that Trump’s nightmare wall never becomes a reality. Add your name now.

    Tell state lawmakers and governors: No business with companies that build Trump’s wall of hate.

    Thank you for all you do.

    References

    1. Robert Channick, “Illinois contractor bidding to build Trump’s border wall — with a tourist draw,” Chicago Tribune, April 3, 2017.
    2. Alexander Bolton, “Border wall funding likely to be put on hold,” The Hill, March 28, 2017.