States across the country are taking action to enact clean slate policies. This toolkit includes the following ways to join the campaign and take action: talking points, frequently asked questions, sample op-eds, sample letters to the editor, and sample social media and shareable graphics.
Governor Signs Law that Automatically Gives Those with Convictions a Clean Slate, Improving Public Safety, Unleashing an Untapped Talent Pool, and Improving Lives.
The following statement can be attributed to Sheena Meade, managing director of the Clean Slate Initiative, in response to the verdict that Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd.
The Clean Slate Initiative celebrates the passage of a new law in Virginia that creates an automatic clearance process for dismissed cases and some misdemeanors.
New legislation in New York calls for the automatic expungement of eligible criminal records, so justice-involved New Yorkers can rejoin their communities and access the housing, education and career opportunities they deserve.
The Clean Slate Initiative was joined by partners across the political spectrum and from around the nation today to announce the launch of new campaigns in Texas, New York, Oregon and Delaware to pass legislation to automatically clear criminal records for millions of people.