Dear Family, Friends, Comrades and Allies,
I am writing to ask for your support.
All of Us or None, the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted Peoples Movement and others have been working extremely hard over the course of the last 18 months to get an executive order to “Ban the Box” for private contractors doing business with the federal government. President Obama endorsed banning the box when he addressed the NAACP National Convention in July, and also more recently when he spoke to Oklahoma prisoners in the VICE documentary “Fixing the System.”
We have had all kind of experts, corporations, agencies, and foundations weigh in with support of our “Ban the Box” effort. We have banned the box for government employers in 18 states and over 100 municipal and county governments. Currently, there are over 100 million people living in a jurisdiction where the box has been banned. We can increase those…