To: President Donald Trump, The California State House, The California State Senate, Governor Gavin Newsom, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

End Hiring Discrimation Against Long-Term Unemployed

We, the undersigned, petition the powers that be, both Federal and State, to outlaw discrimination against the long-term unemployed.

MSNBC, in May 2011, recently reported that the number of people out of work are at their highest levels since The Great Depression. MSNBC further reported that employers are increasingly stating in job listings that the long-term unemployed need not apply.

In light of the continuing severity of The Great Recession, we ask that our Federal and State representatives outlaw this form of job discrimination and remove an unnecessary barrier to full employment for all Americans.

Why is this important?

Recent news reports on MSNBC say that the long-term unemployed face a new hurdle that is legal - discrimination by hiring employers against people who, because of the recession, have been and continue to be unemployed through no fault of their own.

We all need jobs to survive and thrive in the U.S. Let's outlaw this hurdle that the long-term unemployed desperately need to have removed so we can all get back to work.