White House Door Isn’t Always Open to Ex-Cons Visitors with a criminal record say roadblocks show a disconnect with Obama’s message of redemption Colleen McCain Nelson, Gary Fields The Wall Street Journal Aug. 23, 2015 6:00 a.m. ET President Barack Obama, as part of his push to overhaul the criminal-justice system, has said ex-offenders should… Continue reading Goose Meets Gander at White House, Denied Entry
On July 31, 2014, the White House announced that President Obama was signing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order to require federal contractors to disclose their violations of labor and civil rights laws, which would include violations of Title VII discrimination on the basis of race.
In early-2014, the White House has an initiative, Champions of Change, where it highlights that The best ideas come from the American people. Everyone has a story to tell, everyone has a part to play. All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the… Continue reading Champions of Change
On July 1, 2014, according to a blog posting from the Council of State Governments, “[b]usiness executives and policymakers found common ground during a meeting at the White House on Monday designed to review ways in which government can help—or hinder—efforts to improve employment outcomes for people with criminal records.” The program, “Pathways to Prosperity:… Continue reading Business Leaders and Policy Makers Meet at White House: How Government Can Help—or Hinder—Employment for Ex-Cons