Make Ban the Box federal and stop employment discrimination!

Make Ban the Box federal and stop employment discrimination!

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Gianna Costa started this petition to Florida Governor

Citizens released from prison or jail who reenter the community encounter employment discrimination on a regular basis. Oftentimes, they are asked on job applications to tick a box that reveals if they have any past convictions or criminal records. Although it is illegal to deny an individual a job based on their history with the criminal justice system, many people do face limited job opportunities for no other obvious reason besides their possible past convictions. "Ban the Box" is a campaign to limit this discrimination and provide an equal playing field for those ex-offenders being released back into society who are trying to start their lives over again. So far, 35 states have mandated "Ban the Box", Florida is not one of them. This petition is to advocate for Florida to mandate "Ban the Box" statewide. 

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