After being convicted of a felony and serving your time, finding employment is almost impossible. Many felons try to learn from their mistakes and move forward to create a better life for themselves and their families. But when applying anywhere even McDonalds, are often turned away due to the felony on their record. Only if they spend thousands of dollars and give up years of their life for the felony to be dropped to a misdemeanor are they able to find employment. For most it is a day late and a dollar short, because they have resorted to crime again to provide for themselves and their families. These people need to have a way to honestly provide for themselves and their families, but who will help them catch a break?
We the undersigned feel that there is need for action in helping felons find employment. We feel that employers should not just throw applications out or not hire someone simply because of a felony, but rather they should look at what the crime was, how old the person is, and if they have remained out of trouble. People go back to a life of crime because they are unable to find work to make a honest living. Felons made mistakes and deserve a second chance, but if no one is willing to give them one, then how will they ever be able to turn thier lives around. They have families that count on them to survive. They deserve a second chance.
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