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New Report: Disenfranchised by Debt

For Immediate Release March 8, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Washington D.C. – Poverty isn’t supposed to be a barrier to voting in the United States, at least according to the Constitution. Yet, more than 50 years after poll taxes were prohibited by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, people with […]

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Disenfranchised by Debt

Washington D.C. – Poverty isn’t supposed to be a barrier to voting in the United States, at least according to the Constitution. Yet, more than 50 years after poll taxes were prohibited by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, people with criminal convictions in at least 30 states are still being barred from voting even […]

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Tools to End the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

A prison sentence often doesn’t end on the day of release. For many people with conviction records, their sentence will continue for years to come with barriers to employment and housing. Research in the report, “Jobs after Jail: Ending the prison to poverty pipeline,” by the Alliance for a Just Society, show that states have […]

LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on CFPB Actions Against Citibank

For Immediate Release Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications Director kathy@allianceorajustsociety.org Statement from LeeAnn Hall on CFPB actions against Citibank The Alliance for a Just Society released the following statement from executive director LeeAnn Hall following today’s announcement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) outlining enforcement actions against Citibank for illegal debt sales […]

Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

For Immediate Release Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications director (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline State regulations bar formerly incarcerated workers from good jobs and a chance at stability Each year an average of 630,000 people are released from state and federal prisons – for many, […]

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Vermont Main Street Alliance Members Play Key Role in Paid Sick Days Senate Approval

The member businesses of the Main Street Alliance of Vermont achieved a tremendous victory this month that was over ten years in the making. The Vermont State Senate approved the Healthy Workplaces bill (H.187) with a strong bi-partisan vote of 21-8. The approval came after several amendments were made by the Senate Committee on Economic […]

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