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Fair Chance Pledge

When Barak Obama took office, his administration highlighted the importance of reducing barriers for people impacted by the criminal legal system and are trying to put their lives back on track. There was an emphasis on creating an approach to reducing crime and enhancing public safety that begins with investing within communities. Building upon these efforts, Obama's White House encouraged businesses and higher education institutions to invest in their communities and eliminate unnecessary hiring barriers for individuals with criminal records. This pledge represents a call-to-action for all members of the academic sector to improve their communities by eliminating unnecessary barriers for those with a criminal record and creating a pathway for a second chance.

Fair Chance Pledge

Obama's White House Fair Chance Pledge announced the following businesses have joined the pledge and made a commitment to promote fair chance hiring, eliminate barriers to reentry, and provide meaningful opportunities for all to succeed:

American Airlines

Ben & Jerry’s

Best Buy

Busboys and Poets

CVS Health

Coca-Cola

Dropbox

Facebook

Gap

Georgia-Pacific

Google

Greystone Bakery

Hersheys

Intel

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

Kellogg Company

Kevin Plank Industries

Koch Industries

Kroger

LinkedIn

Lyft

Microsoft

Monsanto

Oklahoma City Thunder

PepsiCo.

Perdue Farms

Prudential

Staples

Starbucks

Target

The Libra Group

TrueBlue

Tyson Foods

Uber

UnderArmour

Unilever

VICE Media

Walmart

WeWork

Xerox

 

For more information about the pledge, visit Obama's White House Fair Chance Pledge website here: Fair Chance Pledge.