The Clean Slate NY Coalition held a press conference with elected New York City officials today to pass the Clean Slate Act before the end of the legislative session on June 2.
The Coalition was joined by City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, City Comptroller Brad Lander, resolute sponsor Nantasha Williams, bill sponsor State Assembly Member Catalina Cruz, and Council Members Shaun Abreu, Althea Stevens, and Sandy Nurse, alongside formerly incarcerated people, union representatives, and faith leaders.
“For more than 2.3 million New Yorkers, access to employment, housing, education, and other economic opportunities can be blocked because of an old record, no matter how many years have passed,” said City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams. “Removing this barrier will not only benefit millions of New Yorkers and their families, but it will also boost our state’s economy, strengthen small businesses, and contribute to the safety, stability, and well-being of our neighborhoods. The Council is proud to urge passage of the Clean Slate Act in our state legislature by passing Resolution 121, and I thank Council Member Williams for her leadership in sponsoring the resolution. This is a model for how stakeholders can work together to advance opportunities for all New Yorkers, and we look forward to seeing the bill passed.”