27th October Day of Action to Halt Prison Expansion!

As we face a rise in Covid cases & deaths across the country, building has started in Leicester for the Glen Parva prison managed by Lendlease, and construction on the mega-prison in Wellingborough continues, managed by Kier construction. Now is the time for action. On Tuesday, 27 October, we will take aim at both corporations to demand they stop profiting from mass incarceration, and pull out of their respective construction contracts immediately. Join us in this online action towards prison abolition!

[check the image descriptions to copy & paste the tweets – you don’t even have to write them out yourself!]

LINK TO FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

On a yellow background, in red block letters, it reads “DAY OF ACTION”, with black block letters reading “27th October” underneath. The text is italicized. Underneath, in all capital letters it reads “ACTION 1: SIGN & SHARE THE PETITION CALLING FOR A MORATORIUM ON PRISON EXPANSION, ACTION 2: TWEET LENDLEASE & KIER, [WITH A SIGN & PHOTO OF YOU], ACTION 3: CALL LENDLEASE & KIER”. The words “Action 1, Action 2, and Action 3 are in red text, and the rest of the words are black text. 
On a yellow background, in block letter text, reads “ACTION 1: SIGN & SHARE THE PETITION CALLING FOR A MORATORIUM ON PRISON EXPANSION”. The phrase “ACTION 1” is in red, and the rest of the text is black. Underneath, the words “Halt Prison Building Now” in grey and white text are overlaid on top of a green, purple, orange and turquoise image of a massive construction site. Defund the Prison Estates Transformation Programme is overlaid at the bottom of the image. In black text, on top of the yellow background, reads the link https://cape-campaign.org/halt-prison-building-now-defund-the-prison-estates-transformation-program/
On a yellow background reads “ACTION 2: TWEET @LENDLEASEUK & @KIERconstruct” – the word action 2 is in red text and the rest of the phrase is in black text. There are two logos (one in the top right corner, the other in the bottom left corner) for Kier and Lendlease, both with red x’s covering them up. The Kier logo is a white square with the words Kier written in Black letters and a red and turquoise square divided diagonally in the top left corner. The Lendlease logo is a green to turquoise gradient pentagon shape, with the words Lendlease in white text overlaid. The words 12-2 pm GMT are written in Black block letters, italicized – underneath the ACTION 2 heading. Underneath reads “Draft Tweet: “.@Lendleaseuk stop building HMP Glen Parva! @kierconstruct stop building HMP Wellingborough! Lendlease claims to be #CreatingBetterPlaces and Kier claims “to make a positive impact on the world” but both further the prison industrial complex #ShutDownLendlease #ShutDownKier”, in a bolded, black text. In the bottom right corner, the words “add a photo of yourself with a placard sending Kier & Lendlease a message!” are written in black text on top of a white, scroll image that is on a diagonal slant. 
 
 
On a yellow background reads the words “ACTION 3: CALL LENDLEASE & KIER” in black and red text. There are two logos for Kier and Lendlease (one in the top right corner, the other in the bottom left corner), both with red x’s covering them up. The Kier logo is a white square with the words Kier written in Black letters and a red and turquoise square divided diagonally in the top left corner. The Lendlease logo is a green to turquoise gradient pentagon shape, with the words Lendlease in white text overlaid. In the middle of the slide reads “PHONE NUMBERS: +44 (0)20 3430 9000 – Lendlease European head office +44 (0)845 2411249- Kier head office” in black block letters. An image of a red phone on a white background is visible. The words “8-5 pm GMT Keep calling!” are in the bottom right corner in diagonal, bolded, black text. 
On a yellow background reads the words “ACTION 3: CALL LENDLEASE & KIER” in black and red text. There are two logos for Kier and Lendlease (one in the top right corner, the other in the bottom left corner) , both with red x’s covering them up. The Kier logo is a white square with the words Kier written in Black letters and a red and turquoise square divided diagonally in the top left corner. The Lendlease logo is a green to turquoise gradient pentagon shape, with the words Lendlease in white text overlaid. The centre of the slide there reads “SCRIPTS: Lendlease: Hi there. Are you able to explain to me why Lendlease is building HMP Glen Parva when prisons are sites of state violence and murder? [pause if they answer or continue] How do you justify being complicit in murder? Kier: Why is Kier profiting from HMP Wellingborough, a mega prison which will cage nearly 2000 people, cutting them off from their communities and sources of survival?” in black and red text. In the bottom right corner reads “8-5 pm GMT keep calling!” in bolded, black text.