STOP LABELING AND DISCRIMINATING AGAINST EX FELONS!
- by: J. CHRISTIE
- target: STATE OF CALIFORNIA and the U.S. CONGRESS
I believe that it should be ILLEGAL to discriminate solely because of the stigma of the label EX FELON. Ex-Felons are people and would just like to reintegrate back into society and live a honest and upright life with the right to employment without having to check the infamous box which says, " Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" Not all those who have been convicted are ANIMALS as portrayed by the justice system; therefore some of us need NOT be categorized with revolving door criminals.
There is no JUSTICE for ex-felons whom have been convicted, payed there debt to society and lived a honest and upright life, with sobriety and peace? Why aren't there any AVENUES?
I believe that if a person made a mistake within their life and has not only paid the consequences, but learned from the demeanor which put them in the position they were in, they should be restored ALL their civil rights and citizenship WITHOUT and clauses. Let me add this very significant point, I am not in support of those career criminals or revolving doors and I trully feel that one-time offenders SHOULD NOT be categorized with those types of offenders, just as Politicians, Celebrities and Athletes aren't being categorized as felons! You can read more on this in my life blog in the above links.
"...I feel as though I've been diagnosed with an untreatable contagious disease for which I MUST BE Quarantined..." written by J. Christie
Sign PetitionSign Petition
We the undersigned challenge The State of California legislators and the U.S. Congress for a new law for those one and/or two time offenders who are NOT career criminals, revolving doors nor habituals, which would suggest that upon discharge the ex-felon must maintain a three year stable residency WITHOUT any run-ins with the law after which another two years would suffice to petition for a 4852.13 (Certificate of Rehabilitation), and upon receipt of the Certificate, the said must comply with all laws for an additional two years, having not violated at ANY time, afterwhich the state should indeed deem the ex-felon rehabilitated therefore allowing ALL rights restored, without any penal code stipulations, nor State legal barriers! We NEED the question "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" banned from employment applications in order to live a life that is equal to our fellow citizens! We urge the State of California to adopt CORI REFORM http://www.mlri.org/uploads/aF/ic/aFicW5dhy9GLEv1Dlg6sRw/CORIReader-3d -Ed-2d-Rev.pdf
therefore, we also ask that the State of California adopt legislation as follows:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4RNWN_enUS264US265&q=CORI SYS TEM REFORM Governor Deval