Our first action took place shortly after the Buncombe County Commissioners voted on the tax incentive package. On December 9, 2020, we conducted a die-in at Vance Monument to call attention to the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) plant being planned for Asheville and the role of Raytheon, P&W’s parent company, as the second largest war profiteer in the world. We denounced the decision of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners to grant a $27 million incentive package to P&W with no transparency to the public. We called on the county to rescind its agreement with P&W, to invest in local businesses, and to live up to its promise of reparations to the African American community.