Colleen Chien co-wrote an oped for the Jersey Journal about how coronavirus emergency relief is denied to business owners with criminal records.

“The bad news is that the SBA has retained its arbitrary and unjustified policy of discriminating against people with criminal records. In doing so, the SBA runs the risk of sinking, not rescuing those who have turned their lives around and started a business. To fulfill Congress’ intent, the agency must remove the record-related barriers it has placed to economic recovery, as called for by a growing, bipartisan chorus led by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center (CCRC).”

Read the op-ed.