Equal employment rights for felons
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Equal employment rights for felons

    1. Petition by

      Antoine White

      St.Louis, MO

This is important because felons are experiencing prejudice from companies who refuse to give them a chance because of their past mistakes nomatter how qualified they are. If sometype of laws are established which forces companies to treat felons equally, this will stop alot of crime from happening aswell. This an extremely important issue no one ever seems to discuss, and something must be done.

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I just signed the following petition addressed to: Congress.

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Enforce equal opportunity employment rights for felons.

This is important because felons are experiencing prejudice from companies who refuse to give them a chance because of their past mistakes nomatter how qualified they are.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • H. R. Torres LAKESHORE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      A misdemeanor or traffic violations should not bar someone from employment. Pre-employment screening should be illegal. Drug testing should be enough. Only certain felonies should prevent citizens from getting a job.

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    • Jonathan Barrett COOPER CITY, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Because if movie stars and celebrities get a second chance so should are citizens.

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    • K R ST LOUIS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      MO DOC Mission statement - "The Missouri Department of Corrections supervises and provides rehabilitative services to adult offenders in correctional institutions and Missouri communities to enhance public safety." If the mission statement and the words "Rehabilitative Services" are truly provided, followed, accurate and believed, then the government should stand behind these words and provide opportunites for ex-felons to more easily find work. Based on the mission statement, any offender who successfully completes his\her sentence and parole requirements should then be provided with a special work permit backed by the government that confirms the offender has been rehabilitated and is available to work. This provides the ex-offender an unhindered incentive and better opportunity to find work, keep working, become a better citizen, pay income taxes, and hopefully stay out of future trouble. Maybe a temp work card could be offered for those not in prison but still on parole and then be upgraded to permanent status once parole is finished. If at any time he\she is re-convicted for another offense, all rights to this program would be permanently disallowed. This program would benefit Federal & State governments (more taxes & less welfare), the ex-offender & his family, businesses, and the community. This idea is a work in progress and is something to think seriously about. Let's get this done ... and soon!

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    • Brandy Daniels FORT WORTH, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a convicted felon and every place I go to get a job treats me like I am trash and the outcast. They don't care that I have a daughter to take of.

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    • Tim Thomas BRANDENBURG, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      Because the current system makes it nearly impossible for a felon to find work. This leads them to going back to the things that got them in trouble in the first place!

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