√ CHECK. WE DID THIS AND IT WON THE SENATE BY A LANDSLIDE. Contact your legislators to support SB1659 by Weds, March 12. Easy link provided!
√ CHECK. WE DID THIS AND IT WON THE SENATE BY A LANDSLIDE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH VOTES IN THE HOUSE. PLEASE TAKE FOLLOW-UP ACTION!
Please act now! The vote will likely be Wednesday, March 12. Contact your legislators at this fast and easy link:
About 3.8 million adults in Illinois have a criminal record, and therefore a lifetime barrier to steady employment. This bill will give employers a strong incentive to hire people with records.
Jobs strengthen families, build safer communities and allow people to become taxpayers. There is no better way to reduce the chance of a future incarceration than giving someone the opportunity to become stable and self-sufficient.
We must encourage employers to give people the chance to turn their lives around and reward those who do so. It is a great investment for everyone.
Thank you so much Senator Patricia Van Pelt and Representative Art Turner Jr.
Please spread the word. Ask people throughout Illinois to get their legislators to vote YES.