2019 Shareholder Proposals Related to Immigration & Detention

On December 18, 2019 members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced a group of six shareholder resolutions filed at companies across the private prison, e-commerce, banking and defense sectors deemed at risk for human rights violations as a result of government contracts that support President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policies.

  • Amazon - Risks of Sales of Facial Recognition (The proposal failed to garner enough shareholder support to be re-filed)
  • CoreCivic - Integrate Detainee Rights into Exec Comp (The proposal was withdrawn as the company implemented key shareholder requests)
  • GEO - Immigrant Detainees, Human Rights Policy Implementation (The proposal passed with 88% support and the company produced the requested report, however, shareholders felt the report was lacking)
  • Northrop Grumman - Report on Implementation of Human Rights Policy (The proposal reeceived 31% shareholder support)
  • SunTrust - Create Board Committee on Human Rights (The proposal was withdrawn as the company moved to end its financing of private prisons)
  • Wells Fargo - Human Rights Due Diligence (The proposal was withdrawn as the company committed to get out of the private prison business as part of its Business Standards Review)


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