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.
The Michigan state legislature introduced a plan to implement Clean Slate in their state, automating expungement for more than 200,000 people.
LA Times: Editorial: Millions of Californians are eligible to clear their criminal records, but it takes time and money. Make it automatic
The LA Times Editorial Board gives a full-throated endorsement of automated record-clearing legislation, which passed the California State Assembly in September 2019.
Often criminal records - and even arrests and acquittals - haunt people years after that time in their lives. The implementation of the Clean Slate Act is a steps towards ending that reality for hundreds of thousands across Pennsylvania, and the country.
As Pennsylvania’s historic Clean Slate Act takes effect, people like Keith will finally have their minor criminal records cleared so that they can have a second chance.
ABA Journal: Millions of minor criminal cases in this state will be automatically wiped from public databases
The ABA Journal reports on how Pennsylvania’s first-in-the-nation clean slate automated record-clearing law, which went into effect on June 28, 2019, is expected to seal some 30 million over the course of the next year.
New York Daily News: Pennsylvania’s new Clean Slate law will automatically seal 30 million criminal records
New York Daily News discusses how Pennsylvania’s first-in-the-nation clean slate automated record-clearing law, which went into effect on June 28, 2019, is expected to seal some 30 million over the course of the next year.