Returning Citizens

Washington, D.C., is plagued by income inequality, unemployment and underemployment. The numbers are exacerbated among the more than 60,000 Returning Citizens – formerly incarcerated persons reentering society after serving in prison – who call D.C. home. A mandate on hiring to support their reentry will be a powerful tool in diverting an even deeper spike in income inequality, reducing recidivism and stabilizing communities.

Take action now to call on the D.C. government to support their reentry into employment and society by enacting a phased-in mandate for companies to hire Returning Citizens (click here for more information on the problem and the mandate). Doing so not only will reduce recidivism, stabilize our communities and begin to close the vast income gap across the District.

Who's signing

Jim Loveland
Gina Bulett
Sarah Shoenfeld
Emily Sladek
Stephen Nolan
Ben Apple
Carissa Miller
Deven Comen
Andrew Nance
Rev. Arthur S. Brown, Jr.
Linda Houghton
Velva Spriggs
Sunil Freeman
Richard Davis
Alfred Molison
Michelle Kuchinsky
Milton Edmonds
craig fulmore
Ellen E Barfield
Madelyn Leeke
Matt Grason
Meryle A. Korn
Therese MacKenzie
Becky Daiss
Linda Mazer
Larry Holeman
Benjamin Woods
carole lewis anderson
Robert Schlehuber
68 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2017-08-21 12:32:40 -0400
  • Gina Bulett
    signed 2016-10-12 19:03:58 -0400
  • Sarah Shoenfeld
    signed 2016-09-12 18:27:27 -0400
  • Emily Sladek
    signed 2016-08-08 16:14:41 -0400
  • Stephen Nolan
    signed 2015-12-14 03:43:21 -0500
  • Ben Apple
    signed 2015-12-12 19:36:46 -0500
  • Carissa Miller
    @CarissaMillerDC tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-02 16:31:32 -0500
    Are you in DC? Sign the petition: Returning Citizens http://justicefirst.nationbuilder.com/returning_citizens?recruiter_id=4871
  • Carissa Miller
    signed 2015-12-02 16:31:00 -0500
  • Deven Comen
    signed 2015-12-02 14:50:53 -0500
  • Andrew Nance
    signed 2015-12-01 16:32:05 -0500
  • Rev. Arthur S. Brown, Jr.
    signed 2015-12-01 14:30:17 -0500
  • Linda Houghton
    signed 2015-12-01 07:08:33 -0500
  • Velva Spriggs
    signed 2015-11-27 10:05:53 -0500
  • Sunil Freeman
    signed 2015-11-25 22:08:09 -0500
  • Richard Davis
    signed via 2015-11-25 21:36:43 -0500
  • Alfred Molison
    signed 2015-11-25 15:36:35 -0500
  • Michelle Kuchinsky
    signed 2015-11-25 11:21:45 -0500
  • Milton Edmonds
    signed 2015-11-25 08:20:35 -0500
  • craig fulmore
    signed 2015-11-25 05:12:05 -0500
  • Ellen E Barfield
    signed 2015-11-24 18:57:51 -0500
  • Madelyn Leeke
    signed 2015-11-24 18:09:00 -0500
  • Matt Grason
    signed 2015-11-24 17:37:06 -0500
  • Meryle A. Korn
    signed 2015-11-24 17:19:35 -0500
  • Therese MacKenzie
    signed via 2015-11-24 17:14:02 -0500
  • Becky Daiss
    signed 2015-11-24 16:59:22 -0500
  • Linda Mazer
    signed 2015-11-24 16:08:04 -0500
  • Larry Holeman
    signed 2015-11-24 14:01:29 -0500
  • Benjamin Woods
    signed 2015-11-24 13:48:24 -0500
  • carole lewis anderson
    signed 2015-11-24 13:31:50 -0500
  • Robert Schlehuber
    signed 2015-11-24 13:09:37 -0500

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