Seth Rogen wants to help citizens of the United States with minor charges on their criminal records to get a fresh start.
The actor, 37, joined forces with an initiative that is dedicated to helping those with criminal records, whether it be cannabis-related or otherwise, in honour of National Expungement Week 2019.
“Would you like to know an absolutely crazy fact?” Rogen says in a new promo. “Seventy-seven million people in the United States have a criminal record. There are 327 million people total in the United States today, and a large amount of these records are for minor offences and seriously impede millions of people’s ability to live, restricting people’s access to jobs, housing, education and the right to vote.”
He added, “It doesn’t help them, and it doesn’t help this country.”
National Expungement Week takes place at 40 events in 30 cities across the U.S. with expungement workshops, linking people to lawyers and other experts who can help clear their records. The events also host job fairs and voter registration.
National Expungement Week runs Sept. 21 through the 28.