Petition Closed
Petitioning 2424 Rayburn, H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 John Conyers, U.S. House of Representatives and 23 others
This petition will be delivered to:
2424 Rayburn, H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515
John Conyers, U.S. House of Representatives
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
Representative
Keith Ellison
Representative
John Lewis
Representative
Alcee Hastings
Representative
Sheila Jackson Lee
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
President of the United States

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.

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 Gloria Negrete Mcleod
Representative Luis Gutierrez
and 21 others
Representative Danny Davis
Representative Jose Serrano
Representative James Clyburn
Representative Eddie Johnson
Representative Ron Kind
Representative Gwen Moore
Senator Dick Durbin
Senator Charles Schumer
Representative Keith Ellison
Representative John Lewis
Representative Alcee Hastings
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee
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
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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