Welcome to Ban the Box Nashville

Welcome to the website for the charter referendum campaign to “ban the box” in Nashville, Tennessee. We (Democracy Nashville) are currently seeking signatures from 6,847 registered Davidson County (TN) voters. If we secure enough signatures by May 18, 2015, our proposed charter referendum will appear on the August 6, 2015 ballot in Davidson County where voters will have the opportunity to vote “Yes” or “No.” Voting “Yes” will mean voting to amend Section 12.05 of Article 12 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to prohibit Metro Government from inquiring about a prospective employee’s criminal history on an initial job application, with some exceptions.

For more information on our campaign, visit our What is Ban the Box? page.

To sign the petition, visit our Sign the Petition page.

To learn how you can volunteer, visit our Volunteer page.

To keep up with us on Facebook, visit and “Like” our page.

Thank you for helping us to reduce barriers to employment for persons with criminal convictions seeking stability and flourishing in Nashville, Tennessee.


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