Members of Make the Road NY, New York Communities for Change, Partnership for Working Families and ALIGN at the Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance office in Manhattan.
In May 2017 affiliates of Partnership for Working Families, Jobs with Justice, and immigration justice partners across the USA demanded an end to the administration’s plans to build the border wall and expand immigrant detention facilities. The groups targeted companies that might consider government contracts to carry out this work.
On May 19, 2017 ALIGN joined others in delivering a letter to the New York office of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, calling on the company to commit publicly not to provide bond insurance for the wall. Actions also took place in Boston, Pittsburgh, San Jose and Portland. As of 19 May, 13 companies said they would not bid to work on the wall.