Support the Work and Family Mobility Act

MA Legislators

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Allowing Bay Stater's to apply for driver's licenses regardless of their immigration status is common sense public policy that benefits everyone. We therefore ask you to urge lawmakers in the Massachusetts State Legislature to pass An Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility (H.3012/S.2061) this legislative session. This legislation would enable all qualified Massachusetts drivers, regardless of immigration status, to apply for a standard license, which could only be used for driving, not for benefits, boarding a plane, or voting.

Studies show that similar legislation in fourteen other states has lowered the number of uninsured drivers, reduced  hit-and-run accidents, lowered insurance premiums for everyone, increased state revenue through license applications, and boosted state economies through increased auto and insurance sales.

With 78% of Massachusetts workers driving to work, the ability to get a license is essential. Sign this petition to let the Legislature know you support An Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility.

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To: MA Legislators
From: [Your Name]

As a Massachusetts resident, I urge you to pass An Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility (H.3012/S.2061) this legislative session. This legislation would enable all qualified Massachusetts drivers, regardless of immigration status, to go through the process of applying for a standard license. The license could only be used to drive and not for benefits, boarding a plane, or voting.

Allowing all Bay Stater's to apply for standard Driver's Licenses irrespective of immigration status is common sense public policy, that has been proven to lower the number of uninsured drivers and reduce the number of hit-and-run accidents in the fourteen states where similar laws have passed. With 78% of Massachusetts workers commuting to work by driving, the ability to drive is essential to public mobility. The increase in the number of licenses and auto registrations will likely boost state revenue, and the increase in the number of insured drivers will boost automobile and insurance sales while lowering insurance premiums for everyone.

Supported by a wide coalition of businesses, community organizations, faith groups, labor unions, law enforcement, legal and civil rights groups, and mayors, an Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility deserves passage this session, so that all eligible Massachusetts residents can apply for a driver’s license regardless of their immigration status.