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Sen. Lena Taylor announces “Ban the Box” legislation

“As legislators we should work to remove barriers to employment for those seeking to re-enter the workforce.”

By - Sep 28th, 2015 03:24 pm

(Madison) – In response to a bi-partisan bill recently introduced in Congress by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) that removes the box on federal employment applications that ask whether job seekers have a past felony conviction, Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) announced she’d be re-introducing her state “Ban the Box” bill via the following statement:

“We have an opportunity in Wisconsin, like many other states already do, to give residents who have made a mistake in life a fighting chance with Ban the Box. Most other states surrounding Wisconsin have some variation of “Ban the Box,” including Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. Banning the box is not a cure-all to the problems faced by those with a felony record. However, it will increase job opportunities for a population that struggles to move beyond their mistakes in an effort to fully reintegrate into society. As legislators we should work to remove barriers to employment for those seeking to re-enter the workforce.  I look forward to working with a bipartisan group of legislators to bring this legislation forward.”

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