Give Formerly Incarcerated People a Chance…

Up to 75% of formerly incarcerated people cannot find jobs, largely due to employer discrimination.  They should not be punished for their crimes after they complete their sentences.  The Fair Chance Act (S.842 / H.R.1906) bars federal employers and contractors from asking applicants about their criminal history until they reach the final stages of the hiring process.  

Script:  I’m calling today to ask you to support the Fair Chance Act.  Employer discrimination traps formerly incarcerated people and their families in poverty, and increases the likelihood of recidivism.  

(Call both of our senators)
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

(Call your District Representative)
Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

More Info:http://www.nelp.org/news-releases/congress-introduces-bipartisan-legislation-to-ensure-formerly-incarcerated-and-people-with-records-have-fair-chance-to-work/

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