Activists Want An Obama Executive Order To "Ban The Box" That Asks About Criminal Backgrounds On Federal Job Applications

Activists say President Obama should match his bold rhetoric on criminal justice reform with concrete actions, and there’s an easy step he could take. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants the administration to ban federal employers and contractors from asking prospective hires to provide information about their criminal backgrounds in their job applications -- or, as it’s more commonly known, “ban the box.”

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