BY KELSY A. FRANK
Mistakes are a part of being human, of being young, but they aren’t all created equal. Some mistakes can result in arrests, in loss of job opportunities, which could in turn lead to more mistakes, a cycle that could never end.
That cycle is exactly what a bill commonly known as “Ban the Box” is trying to halt. It proposes to make it easier for individuals who have committed misdemeanors to be categorized by their present merits, not their past mistakes.
Thursday, on the patio outside of the Princeton Public Library, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann, and several other state leaders were joined by Princeton junior Joel Simwinga, all rallying support for the Opportunity to Compete Act or “Ban the Box,” reported nj.com.