Join the movement to divest

the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board

from private prisons

If you are an educator in the state of New Mexico, your retirement funds have direct holdings in Core Civic and GeoGroup that amount to a combined total of just over $2 million. The NMERB covers about 60,000 active members and 47,000 retirees, ranging from public school teachers, administrators and staff to college faculty and staff. As of 12/31/2018 they owned 24,000 shares of CoreCivic, which is worth $483,000, and 24,600 shares of Geo Group, which is worth $576,000. In 2019, they have increased their shares in each of these companies and have clearly indicated that they do not support divestment.

It’s time to take action to help prevent further suffering of our students, neighbors, families and communities that have been impacted by for-profit prisons in New Mexico! If you are a teacher in the state of NM and you disagree with your retirements funding the incarceration of immigrants, please sign the petition below urging the NMERB to divest your retirement funds, and contact to find out how you can get involved in the campaign!

Sign the Petition - Spread the Word - Stand With Educators

We need a large mass of educators - both current and retired — as well as concerned community members from every part of the state to sign the petition demanding divestment from GEO Group and CoreCivic, the private prison companies that operate New Mexico’s for-profit prisons. 

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NM Educational Retirement Board Divestment Campaign co-sponsored by 

Santa Fe Dreamers Project and Santa Fe Faith Network for Immigrant Justice