Make convicted felons a protected class to stop job/housing discrimination
  • Petitioned The President of the United States, Senate and Congressional Committees

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The President of the United States, Senate and Congressional Committees

Make convicted felons a protected class to stop job/housing discrimination

    1. LaShanna Tyson
    2. Petition by

      LaShanna Tyson

      altamonte springs, FL

I created this petition to bring awareness to the issues that a convicted felon faces upon release. Most of them just would like to have a chance to obtain a job and housing so that they may become a productive member of society. The reality is that they are branded and ultimately discriminated against because of past actions. Employment applications ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony. If a felon is filling out an application they are showing good faith that they want to start a new life, They should be afforded the same job opportunities, with the exception of sex offenders working in areas where children may be at risk. You can't rent an apartment from most communities even if you meet the required qualifications. Once we have completed our sentences, we are still citizens under the Constitution and demand our rights to life, liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness.When we can't gain employment, rent, or vote those sacred rights that our country was built upon are being violated. Recidivism is created when doors are closed to opportunities. Let your voices be heard and vote now. Especially those who cannot vote due to branding.

To:
The President of the United States, Senate and Congressional Committees
Make convicted felons a protected class to stop job/housing discrimination

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • shonica thomas JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 7 months ago

      because its not fair to not be treated equal and have the same opportunity everyone else has after making a mistake

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    • Kimberly Claridy JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 7 months ago

      Because i agree with the movement. I to am a convicted felony and Know how it feel (Struggling Now)

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    • Mary Lyons SEBRING, FL
      • 7 months ago

      This is important to me because I myself am a felon who has come into many hardships with obtaining employment and housing. It is so hard to rebuild a life without any given opportunity to do so.

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    • Katina Mickens JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 7 months ago

      To ensure covicted felons really have a second chance.

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    • Sherri Gore WILMINGTON, NC
      • 8 months ago

      I am a felon who has since changed my life. I have a BA in child psycology and social work and I work with youth gang prevention. My past works for me in my choosen career but unfortunatly that is not the case for everyone with a criminal past. i would like to see some changes made in law to help those that want brighter future be able to attain it without past mistakes keeping them from living as a productive citizen.

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