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

Natasha Persaud
Kristin Pedemonti
Steven Kostis
Eric Miller
John Hanrahan
Matt Murray
Esther Coleman
Lisa McLean
Richard Rubenstein
Kenneth Quam
Sarah Lamm
Kesh Ladduwahetty
Akufuna Ngonda
k bovello
walda katz-fishman
Helen Douglas
Jenefer Ellingston
Pete Rodrigue
David Schwartzman
Sian OFaolain
Phil Portlock
Benjamin Ourisman
Jim Swanson
carole kraemer
Kaitlin Hasseler
Melba Conway
Vicki A Lancaster
Yango Sawyer
Denise Woods
68 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Natasha Persaud
    signed 2015-11-24 12:21:28 -0500
  • Kristin Pedemonti
    signed 2015-11-24 12:03:10 -0500
  • Steven Kostis
    signed 2015-11-24 11:08:04 -0500
  • Eric Miller
    signed 2015-11-24 11:03:05 -0500
  • John Hanrahan
    signed 2015-11-24 10:52:25 -0500
  • Matt Murray
    signed 2015-11-24 10:41:31 -0500
  • Esther Coleman
    signed 2015-11-24 10:35:54 -0500
  • Lisa McLean
    signed via 2015-11-24 10:26:46 -0500
  • Richard Rubenstein
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 10:22:02 -0500
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  • Richard Rubenstein
    signed 2015-11-24 10:21:45 -0500
  • Kenneth Quam
    signed 2015-11-24 10:13:13 -0500
  • Sarah Lamm
    signed 2015-11-24 09:58:45 -0500
  • Kesh Ladduwahetty
    signed 2015-11-24 09:53:15 -0500
  • Akufuna Ngonda
    signed 2015-11-24 09:51:29 -0500
  • k bovello
    signed 2015-11-24 09:49:54 -0500
  • walda katz-fishman
    signed 2015-11-24 09:39:56 -0500
  • Helen Douglas
    signed 2015-11-24 09:31:30 -0500
  • Jenefer Ellingston
    signed 2015-11-24 09:30:59 -0500
  • Pete Rodrigue
    signed 2015-11-24 09:23:49 -0500
  • David Schwartzman
    signed 2015-11-24 09:23:32 -0500
  • Sian OFaolain
    signed 2015-11-24 09:19:17 -0500
  • Phil Portlock
    signed 2015-11-24 09:09:11 -0500
  • Benjamin Ourisman
    signed 2015-11-24 09:08:07 -0500
  • Jim Swanson
    signed 2015-11-24 09:01:26 -0500
  • carole kraemer
    signed 2015-11-24 08:48:20 -0500
  • Kaitlin Hasseler
    signed 2015-11-24 08:42:30 -0500
  • Melba Conway
    signed 2015-11-24 08:35:53 -0500
  • Vicki A Lancaster
    signed 2015-11-24 08:33:44 -0500
  • Yango Sawyer
    signed 2015-11-24 08:33:13 -0500
  • Denise Woods
    signed 2015-11-24 08:32:10 -0500

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