Today GJP joins the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for a National Day of Action calling on President Obama to give people with records a fair chance at employment with federal agencies and contractors — because a mistake from the past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.
Two Easy Things to do Right Now:
1. SEND A TWEET URGING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO TAKE ACTION:
It’s time for the U.S. to adopt a federal #FairChance hiring policy! Tell @POTUS to #BantheBox pic.twitter.com/73sQk8oixo
#FairChance reforms restore hope & opportunity to qualified job-seekers with an arrest or conviction record. @POTUS, it’s time to #BanTheBox
2. SIGN A LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
Tell him it’s time for the White House to lead the way in adopting fair-chance hiring practices. People should be judged on their skills and qualifications, not solely on a past mistake.
Did you know?
Seventeen states, including Georgia and more than 100 cities and counties have already adopted fair-chance hiring policies for people with records. So too have big companies such as Walmart, Home Depot, Target, and Koch Industries. If they can do it, why can’t our federal government?
Visit NELP’s Fair Chance campaign page for more info.
Thank you for your support!