Petition Closed

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.

http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/16/news/economy/unemployed_need_not_apply/index.htm

 

Letter to
2424 Rayburn, H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 John Conyers, U.S. House of Representatives
Representative Alcee Hastings
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee
and 21 others
Representative Jan Schakowsky
Representative Michael Turner
Representative Mark Pocan
Senator Bernie Sanders
Representative Jesse Jackson 2
Senator Al Franken
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Representative John Lewis
Representative Keith Ellison
Representative Gloria Negrete Mcleod
Representative Luis Gutierrez
Representative Danny Davis
Representative Jose Serrano
Representative James Clyburn
Representative Eddie Johnson
Representative Ron Kind
Representative Gwen Moore
Senator Dick Durbin
Senator Charles Schumer
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: John Conyers, U.S. House of Representatives.

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Make it illegal to deny employment based on credit history/employment.

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.
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Sincerely,


Harlan Reece
Host/Producer - Red State Pariah
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