Fact Sheet: White House Launches the Fair Chance Business Pledge
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, and other White House officials hosted 19 companies from across the American economy who are standing with the Obama Administration as founding pledge takers to launch the Fair Chance Business Pledge. The pledge represents a call-to-action for all members of the private sector to improve their communities by eliminating barriers for those with a criminal record and creating a pathway for a second chance. The U.S. accounts for 5% of the world 's population, and 25% of its inmates. Around 70 million Americans have some sort of criminal record. Too often, that record disqualifies individuals from being a full participant in their communities � even if they 've already paid their debt to society. As a result, millions of Americans have difficulty finding employment.