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Council Member Lander Introduces Bill to Protect New Yorkers from Hiring Discrimination

NYC Council Members will join community, labor, and civil rights groups to call for passage of “The Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act,” a bill to eliminate the unfair and discriminatory use of credit checks by employers. If passed, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act would be the strongest law protecting workers from unfair employment credit checks, in the nation. New Yorkers denied jobs based on information in their credit reports will tell their stories and will be available for interviews.

WHO:  NYC Council Members, including chief sponsor Brad Lander; members of the NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment, including New Economy Project, NYPIRG, Demos, DC37, Retail Action Project, RWDSU, MFY Legal Services, and many others.

WHAT: Press conference and rally

WHEN:   Thursday, April 10, 10:00 AM

WHERE: City Hall Steps -- New York, NY

VISUALS: Blown-up job ads that include credit checks

CONTACT: Joby Thoyalil, New Economy Project 917-572-6068

Andy Morrison, NYPIRG 646-408-3735

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