A few organizers in the field of cannabis equity, justice, and repair thought we should join together on one week in October and get free!
The first-ever National Expungement Week (NEW) was a success. 18 events in 15 cities helped nearly 300 people begin the process of changing their records.
In the places where expungement (or record change, or record sealing, or nullification) is possible, we expunged.
The laws differ state by state, but what they share in common is that it’s too difficult to change your record.
The collateral consequences caused by these criminal records include barriers to employment, housing, voting rights, public benefits, and other vital services.
So at NEW events, there were job opportunities, health screenings, free food, District Attorney debates, organizing meetings, and other resources that lift up the community and help people move forward with their lives.
To find out more, visit www.offtherecord.us
If you're interested in getting involved, please write to us at email@example.com
A Spanish-language version of the toolkit and the 2019 edition, with case studies and best practices from the first-ever National Expungement Week, thanks to the generosity of The Emerald Cup Charities and Miss Grass.