Bill of Rights for Criminalized Workers: The New Standard of Economic Justice
by #WORKINGfuture Campaign
May 10, 2018
Over 70 million people in the United States have a criminal record. For people living with a record, their punishment is not limited to the court’s sentence. A criminal record can produce a lifetime of barriers and exclusions which are often called “collateral consequences.” Voter disenfranchisement, loss of housing and healthcare, disruption of or lack of access to education, and discriminatory hiring practices have created the need for the #WORKINGfuturecampaign. #WORKINGfuture is an economic justice campaign to restore the civil and human rights of people with records and formerly incarcerated people: We demand a new “Bill of Rights” for workers with criminal records.