Tuesday, December 10, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY 'NEVER AGAIN' PROTEST TARGETS UMB BANK AMID I.C.E. DETENTION FUNDING OUTRAGE!!! UPDATE: HALF DOZEN ACTIVISTS ARRESTED!!!
Culture war and progressive outrage against this Kansas City most prominent family -- The Kemper Clan -- Sparks outrage inside the loop today.
HALF DOZEN ARRESTED AS DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY #NEVERAGAIN PROTEST HITS UMB BANK HQ TODAY!!!
A peek at the Twitter thread: "KANSAS CITY, MO: #JewsAgainstICE, immigrants, and allies are headed toward @UMBBank headquarters to hold them accountable for profiting off of ICE detention centers."
Never Again Midwest Action: Kansas City
This December Jews, immigrants, and allies are going after ICE with everything we've got. The national wave of action is going to be anchored by simultaneous actions on December 10th, at the Wyatt ICE Detention Center in Rhode Island and in Kansas City at UMB Bank, the profiteers who are suing to stop the Wyatt from being closed.
UMB Bank is headquartered in Kansas City. But they're doing everything they can to earn profit off of imprisoning immigrants across the country, and particularly at the Wyatt in Rhode Island.
After local officials moved to stop detaining immigrants in the Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island, UMB Bank opened a $130 million lawsuit to force them to keep their ICE contract. UMB and the bondholders it represents are doing everything they can in order to make money at the expense of immigrant lives.
Over the summer, Never Again Action Kansas City joined with the Kansas Missouri Dream Alliance to shut down Representative Sharice Davids' office demanding she explain her plan to #ShutDownICE, close the camps, and protect our undocumented neighbors. In September, artists descended on the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art to call out Mariner Kemper, the museum trustee and UMB Bank CEO suing to keep immigrants in prison.
Now, the fight continues.
While Never Again Action Rhode Island takes action to shut down the Wyatt on December 10th, we'll make sure that the company responsible for keeping it open hears from Jews, immigrants, and allies in Kansas City.
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