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Media Coverage: Asking Former Prisoners About Conviction History on Job Apps is Barrier to Re-entry

Media Coverage: Asking Former Prisoners About Conviction History on Job Apps is Barrier to Re-entry

Every week, men and women who have served time in prison and paid their debt to society apply for jobs. Many of them, regardless of the need for their skills, are immediately at a disadvantage against other job seekers. And a simple box that asks applicants about his or her conviction history is to blame.

Volunteers needed for Canvassing, Phonebanking, and Cooking!

Volunteers needed for Canvassing, Phonebanking, and Cooking!

9to5’s canvassing team has spent hundreds of hours calling and knocking on the doors of potential voters. They have already contacted 8,000 voters in order to encourage them to get out to the polls! We are working hard but we could use your help. Volunteer with our canvassers in door knocking on the following dates: […]

Blog: A Voice in Democracy on National Voter Registration Day

Blog: A Voice in Democracy on National Voter Registration Day

Committee member Alicia Newton and I were privileged to represent 9to5 at the press conference for National Voter’s Registration day in collaboration with the other member organizations of Pro Georgia. The opportunity to have a voice in democracy was awesome. It was an honor knowing that so many before us gave their lives in order to make this possible.