Final push for MA ID Access Bill – before January 1!

See this alert from the MA Coalition for the Homeless – thanks for taking action if you can!

The 2017-2018 legislative session officially ends on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, so it’s time for our final push to pass the Mass ID access bill! Thank you for making calls, signing our petitions, writing letters, posting on social media, and visiting the State House. Your efforts have a positive impact and we are so grateful for your support.

In these last two weeks of the session, we need your continued help to encourage House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Sánchez and House Speaker Robert DeLeo to move Senate Bill 2568, An Act to provide identification to homeless youth and families. The bill would direct the Registry of Motor Vehicles to waive the $25 Mass ID fee for applicants experiencing homelessness, and make it easier for applicants experiencing homelessness without an address to prove Massachusetts residency.

We are asking you to to do two things:
Sign and share our #EveryoneNeedsID online petition
Call Speaker DeLeo and Chairman Sánchez, urging them to take action to pass Senate Bill 2568 during informal sessions (before January)
Speaker DeLeo’s number: 617-722-2500
Chairman Sánchez’s number: 617-722-2990

Once you are done, post these two easy steps on social media, tag the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless using the links above, and encourage others to do the same! With enough momentum, we can get this bill passed!

Thank you to everyone who already has taken action on this bill, including those who added your organization as an official endorser of the #EveryoneNeedsID campaign. We now officially have 67 endorsers for this campaign! See our latest fact sheet with an updated list of endorsing organizations here.

If you would like to check in about the ID bill, please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly.

Thank you for your collaboration, and best wishes for the holidays!

In solidarity,
Molly Schulman
Community Organizer/Legislative Advocate
molly@mahomeless.org

Kelly Turley
Associate Director
kelly@mahomeless.org