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September 27-October 1, 2021: Expungement Week
September 29, 2021
WHEREAS, National Expungement Week is a large-scale movement to ensure that the 77 million Americans with convictions are aware of their options and have access to services; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan is one of over 40 states that allow for criminal records to be expunged; and,
WHEREAS, the Michigan legislature has joined with states expanding eligibility and automating expungement services through Clean Slate bills signed during Expungement Week of 2020; and,
WHEREAS, Clean Slate legislation has led to more than a million Michiganders now being eligible for expungement; and,
WHEREAS, Michiganders have hosted Expungement Week celebrations for years with the support of organizations such as The Black & Brown Cannabis Guild and Legal Aid, and provide services with the support of Safe & Just Michigan, Clean Slate Project, and the office of Attorney General Dana Nessel; and,
WHEREAS, A study conducted by University of Michigan law school found that people who receive expungements see a 23% increase in income within a year; and,
WHEREAS, we appreciate and honor the countless achievements of people who have had access to opportunities and resources due to expungement and who go on to live productive lives;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 27-October 1, 2021, as Expungement Week in Michigan.