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Petitioning U.S. Senate

Give Ex-Felons the Chance to Receive the American Opportunity Award


As an ex-felon I have overcome more struggles than one could imagine. Not only am I an ex-felon, but I have recovered from 34 years of drug addiction, now 21 months free of the lifestyle of my prior circumstances. I enrolled in college November 2009. I now have 39 credits towards my major program in Psychology.  I received a 1098-T form in the mail. I was so excited when I was informed I could receive $1000.00 back on the tuition I had payed for the tax year 2010. I had plans for this money; continuing to better my life as well as do my part to better mankind. 

My spirits dropped so fast when I was informed I was not eligible for this tax opportunity. I would think someone who has proven themselves by overcoming all obstacles in the way of their future would surely not have it held against them. I payed my so called debt to society, after serving the sentence given to me. Apparently I was wrong, it seems I am still paying the price for past mistakes. Even our father in heaven forgives us our trespasses. I payed my debt to society, I am sure many others feel the same as I. If you feel the same, do something about it, write, write, and write some more, let your voice be heard in American politics.

Letter to
U.S. Senate
As an ex-felon I have overcome more struggles than one could imagine. Not only am I an ex-felon, but I have recovered from 34 years of drug addiction, now 21 months free of the lifestyle of my prior circumstances. I enrolled in college November 2009. I now have 39 credits towards my major program in Psychology. I received a 1098-T form in the mail. I was so excited when I was informed I could receive $1000.00 back on the tuition I had payed for the tax year 2010. I had plans for this money; continuing to better my life as well as do my part to better mankind.

My spirits dropped so fast when I was informed I was not eligible for this tax opportunity. I would think someone who has proven themselves by overcoming all obstacles in the way of their future would surely not have it held against them. I payed my so called debt to society, after serving the sentence given to me. Apparently I was wrong, it seems I am still paying the price for past mistakes. Even our father in heaven forgives us our trespasses. I payed my debt to society, I am sure many others feel the same as I. If you feel the same, do something about it, write, write, and write some more, let your voice be heard in American politics.