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POLICY PLATFORM: END THE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE
END THE USE OF PAST CRIMINAL HISTORY
Ene the use of past criminal history to determine eligibility for houseing, education, licenses, voting, loans, employment, and other services and needs
Over 73 million people—or one in three people in the U.S.—currently have a record of past criminal history, triggering dozens of collateral consequences affecting access to education, employment and professional licenses, housing, social services and benefits, parental and adoption rights, freedom of movement, and voting rights. Given profound racial disparities at every stage of the criminal punishment system, Black people are disproportionately affected by these restrictions and exclusions
Eliminate restrictions and exclusions on access to housing, education, employment, social programs and benefits, voting rights, parental rights, and other civil rights based on prior criminal convictions.
KEY FEDERAL LEGISLATION
- Ban the Box/Fair Chance legislation applying to employment, housing, licensing, and educational opportunities, including federal financial aid.
- Repeal federal, state, and local bans on receipt of social assistance based on prior convictions.
Organizations currently working on policy
All of Us or None
National Employment Law Project
Movement for Family Power
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Alliance for Quality Education (New York)
Baltimore Algebra Project (Baltimore)
Boston Youth Organizing Project (Boston)
Community Justice Project (Miami)
Communities United for Police Reform (New York)
Critical Exposure (District of Columbia)
Dream Defenders (Florida)
Desis Rising Up and Moving (New York)
Desoto County Parents and Students for Justice (Mississippi)
Erase the Database (Chicago)
Every Black Girl (South Carolina)
Freedom, Inc. (Madison)
Philadelphia Student Union (Philadelphia)
Tunica Teens in Action (Mississippi)
Policing and Social Justice Project (New York)
Portland Parents Union (Portland)
Project South (Atlanta)
Power U Center For Social Change (Miami)
Voice of Youth in Chicago Education (Chicago)
Youth United For Change (Philadelphia)
Rethink (New Orleans)
Urban Youth Collaborative (New York)
Spirithouse (North Carolina)
Youth Justice Coalition (Los Angeles)
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (New Orleans)
Labor / Community Strategy Center (Los Angeles)
Nollie Jenkins Family Center (Mississippi)
One Love Global (Michigan)
One Voice (Missippippi)
Padres Y Jóvenes Unidos (Denver)
Racial Justice Now! (Ohio)
Tenants and Workers United (Virginia)
And Many Others!
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