David Ballard

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David Ballard is the Inclusive Growth Policy manager at American Progress. Before joining American Progress, Ballard was a field organizer on political campaigns and worked in marketing for nonprofits. An Orlando, Florida, native, Ballard graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism, where he studied telecommunications.

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‘A Mistake Shouldn’t Sit on Your Shoulders.’ Video
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‘A Mistake Shouldn’t Sit on Your Shoulders.’

As Pennsylvania’s historic Clean Slate Act takes effect, people like Keith will finally have their minor criminal records cleared so that they can have a second chance.

Jasmine Hardy, David Ballard, Rebecca Vallas

Introducing Clean Slate Video

Introducing Clean Slate

The Center for American Progress and partners gathered to discuss bipartisan clean slate legislation—policies to automatically clear certain criminal records and give people relief from discrimination.

Aloha Backenstose, Zahra Mion, David Ballard, 1 More Rebecca Vallas