CitySquare Issue: Ban The Box
CitySquare supports HB548, Ban the Box legislation currently before the state legislature, because communities deserve the chance to break the cycles of crime by successfully reintegrating people with criminal records into the economy. Another bill, HB577 is a statewide preemption that would forbid local governments from passing Ban-the-Box ordinances. You can help CitySquare fight HB577 and support HB548 by tweeting, emailing or calling Dallas Representative Jason Villalba who sits on the House Business & Industry Committee where both bills are under review. You can also tweet, email or call Chairman René Oliveira who oversees the committee. If you’re a business owner, please contact us about voicing your support in person.