I’ve been on the losing side of an election before, but not quite like this one – being the candidate, and all. So I’m still in varying stages of coma. But one thing is certain. I plan to continue advocating to ban the box on employment applications asking about a criminal record. It is wrong, and it must stop. Period.
I relied a great deal on the research from the National Employment Law Project, a non-profit which advocates “ban the box” legislation among a great many other fair employment laws. Over 20 jurisdictions have banned the box. I had hoped to make Cuyahoga County the next one. That fight now waits for another day.
In the meantime, please go to their Facebook page, and hit “like“. I want to let the folks at NELP know their efforts are not wasted, and that here in Ohio, at least a few people are on their side.