By giving people who have made mistakes a fairer chance to earn a job, the Connecticut Fair Chance Employment Act takes steps to make our state more just and equal. As the ACLU of Connecticut has testified, it has the potential to change lives. Advocates like Rafael, Nelson, Anderson, and Jonathan are speaking out to share their stories. They are people of faith, fathers, grandfathers, neighbors, business owners, and friends. We sat down to ask them for their "six word memoirs" about what "justice" and Fair Chance Employment mean to them. Here is what they had to say:
Nelson is a father, a person of faith, and an advocate.
Rafael is a counselor, friend, and neighbor.
Anderson is a person of faith, grandfather, advocate, recovering addict, and returning citizen.
Jonathan is a father of four children, a home improvement contractor, and an advocate.