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Old 08-03-2012, 02:44 PM
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Default Congressman Introduces Law Regard Felon Employment

As you may know the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision has determinated that denying someone employment due to their Criminal History is unlawful discrimination.

Well a member of Congress in Michigan has introduced a law that would further support the EEOC's decision by making it illegal for employers to even inquire about a candidates criminal background except for a few circumstances.

With more and more people getting out of prison every day and not being able to get a job or housing due to discrminatory practices towards felons this is a ray of hope

https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr6220

Use Popvox to support this bill and contact your members of Congress and ask them to vote yes on it.
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Next, something needs to be done about housing discrimination! The sooner the better.
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H.R.6220
Latest Title: Ban the Box Act
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Hansen [MI-13] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

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COSPONSORS(2), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 8/2/2012
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 8/2/2012

HR 6220 IH

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6220

To prohibit an employer from inquiring whether an applicant for employment has been convicted of a criminal offense, except in certain circumstances.
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