Make convicted felons a protected class so that they may not be discriminated against for jobs and housing.
I created this petition to bring awareness to the issues that a convicted felon faces upon release. Most of them just would like to have a chance to obtain a job and housing so that they can become a productive member of society. The reality is that you are branded and ultimately discriminated against because of past actions. Apartment complexes say that you can't rent for 99 years. Employment applications ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony. What does it matter? If a felon is filling out an application for employment they are showing good faith that they want to start a new life. Applications should be for ANYONE that is looking for employment as well as housing. Felons are still humans and should have the same rights as humans. Recidivism is created when you use that formula.