It is estimated that by the year 2030, 100 million Americans will have an arrest or conviction record, subjecting them to unnecessary barriers impacting the fundamental building blocks of life. In light of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and national reckoning on racial injustices in America, it is imperative that companies and their leaders take a stand to eliminate the flawed criminal background check process that greatly disadvantages communities of color in matters of employment, housing, accessing higher education, entrepreneurship, and banking.
The founders of the Bank on 100 Million initiative invite you to join the pledge to provide greater opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals to participate in America’s economy. Companies and leaders who sign the pledge will join a growing community of private corporations, nonprofits, influencers, and individuals who are committed to evaluating and supporting people with records more fairly to advance a diverse and inclusive society.
My organization and I proudly join the Bank on 100 Million pledge to declare our commitment to advancing racial and economic equity for individuals with arrest or conviction histories.
By participating in this pledge, we seek to rebuild bridges of trust and inclusion with formerly incarcerated people by committing to:
We know that when everyone has a fair chance to succeed, we all win.