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August 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
SBN Roundtable with House Minority Whip Jordan Harris
The Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable is an intentionally intimate monthly members-only issue-based breakfast conversation created to connect local independent businesses, elected officials and other key decision makers in the city, region, and state.
For August’s first Roundtable, SBN is excited to welcome State Representative Jordan Harris. Representative Harris has emerged as a rising star and leading progressive voice in the Pennsylvania legislature on issues that matter most to his constituents, including criminal justice reform and education reform. First chosen to represent the 186th Legislative District on Nov. 6, 2012, Harris was most recently elected by his colleagues to serve as the Democratic Caucus Whip for the 2019-20 legislative session.
Representative Harris has championed several issues since being elected to serve the residents of the 186th Legislative District, but one of his most notable criminal justice reform victories was getting Pennsylvania Clean Slate signed into law. A first in the nation, the legislation allows automatic sealing of records for second- or third-degree misdemeanor offenses that included a less than two-year prison sentence if a person has been free from convictions for 10 years, as well as sealing of criminal history records related to charges that resulted in non-convictions.This legislation, which Representative Harris has been working on since he was sworn into office, will allow many who have made mistakes in the past to move on and get a true second chance without being held back in job interviews or on higher education applications.
Harris previously served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Harris was appointed as the Executive Director of Philadelphia’s Youth Commission where he advised the Mayor, City Council and other key decision-makers on issues relating to the city’s youth and young adults.
Click here to read Representative Harris’ full bio.
SBN’s Entrepreneurs’ Roundtables are members-only. Refreshments and a light breakfast will be provided.
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