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Make Denial of Employment Based on Credit History/Unemployment a Crime

The U.S. is experiencing a severe recession, the unemployment rate is extremely high and many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. It is immoral and should be illegal to deny employment opportunities based on factors that are beyond our control. Poor credit has a direct relationship to unemployment and does not, as many employers (primarily corporations) seem to think, serve as a credible indicator of poor character. This issue is important because people with poor credit or who are unemployed, deserve the chance to mend their broken lives. This sort of employment screening has all the earmarks of criminalizing poverty.


This petition was delivered to:
  • 2424 Rayburn, H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515
    John Conyers, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative
    Alcee Hastings
  • Representative
    Sheila Jackson Lee

Harlan Reece started this petition with a single signature, and now has 95 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.