√ CHECK. THIS BILL PASSED AND IT IS AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT! But wSB1659 passed the Senate but we need a lot of pressure in the House. Please act now to encourage employers to give people the chance to turn their lives around and to reward those who do.
Please act now! Contact your state representatives 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.
Please spread the word. Ask people throughout Illinois to get their legislators to vote YES.
NOTE: If you already used this link to contact your representatives, it will not allow you to do it again. But, PLEASE use the link to give their staff a quick phone call and ask them to support and co-sponsor the bill.
Thank you so much to bill sponsors Senator Patricia Van Pelt and Representative Art Turner Jr. Congratulations on the bipartisan landslide in the Senate. We must get this through the House which is more difficult!