SECOND CHANCE BULLETIN: Ban the Box featured on "The Daily Show"

October 15, 2015

The collective efforts of the Second Chance Alliance and similar organizations across the country to Ban the Box and otherwise restore opportunities for men and women with criminal records gained some extraordinary momentum in the last week.

One of our founding members, Daryl Atkinson, starred in a Daily Show segment on Ban the Box last week. Through humor, the truth and humanity of Ban the Box shines through. Please share this segment widely to reach audiences new to the issue.

Congratulations are also due to Daryl as he prepares to take a sabbatical from his position as a senior attorney with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice to become the US Department of Justice’s inaugural Second Chance Fellow. You can read Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s introduction and praise of Daryl here.

Over the weekend, John Legend and #FREEAMERICA released this video and this Time op-ed calling on President Obama to Ban the Box as applied to federal contractors and the federal hiring process. You can join this call for reform by signing the Color of Change Ban the Box petition here.

Thank you for your efforts to restore opportunities and strengthen communities.

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