Pass the MA Safe Driving Bill H. 3285!
  • Petitioned The Honorable Chairs of the Joint Committee on Transportation

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Massachusetts State Legislature
The Honorable Chairs of the Joint Committee on Transportation

Pass the MA Safe Driving Bill H. 3285!

    1. Petition by

      Safe Driving Coalition of MA

My name is Valdirene. I came to this country 10 years ago in search of a better life. In 2006 I gave birth to my beautiful and smart daughter, Alicy. She is 7 years old, but she has never been able to walk because she has spina bifida, a common disabling birth defect affecting the spine.

I need a driver’s license to take Alicy to the doctor, to school and to her physical therapy. However, I cannot get one because of my immigration status. Every day, I face a horrible dilemma: is it more important that my daughter get the medical treatment she needs, or that I don’t run the risk of being taken from her and deported  for driving without a license?

In Massachusetts, there is no path to follow the law for many residents who wish to take a driver’s exam, drive lawfully, and carry insurance. The Safe Driving Bill would provide this path and it could even save lives, by allowing all drivers to learn our traffic rules and by increasing families’ mobility to cover their needs and emergencies.

I am urging your support for this bill. Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Vermont, Connecticut & Washington D.C. allow all their residents to drive, or have passed laws that will soon do so. The time is now for Massachusetts to follow. Help me give Alicy a chance to live the life I have dreamed for her, as you have dreamed for your children.

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    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. Support Safe Driving Bill / Apoya la Ley Conducción Segura / Apoia a Lei

      >>>Support the Safe Driving Bill
      >Apoya la Ley Conducción Segura
      Apoia a Lei da Carteira de Motorista

      CLICK HERE: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50862/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13078

      English

      The Safe Driving Bill Hearing is March 5, 2014. Opponents of this bill are making their voices heard. We need to be louder! CALL NOW! Use the number below to call your legislator.

      Suggested script: "I am contacting you from [ Town ] to ask you to please urge members of the Joint Transportation Committee to support the Safe Driving Bill H.3285, which will have a hearing this Wednesday. This bill would allow all residents of MA to be trained, licensed, and insured -making our roads safer for all drivers."

      Español & Portugues HERE: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50862/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13078

    3. Reached 7,500 signatures
    4. Almost 2,500 Signatures!

      THANK YOU for signing this online petition. As you probably heard, the Safe Driving Campaign has gain media coverage over the past few days! (Links below)

      Anti-immigrant folks are taking this opportunity to write hateful messages. WE NEED TO HAVE A STRONGER VOICE! Make sure to leave comments in favor of this bill. All residents of Massachusetts, regardless of immigration status, should be TRAINED, LICENSED, AND INSURED!

      How can you help?

      1. SHARE this online petition with your friends!

      2. CALL your local senator and representative, and ask them to encourage the chairs of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Senator McGee and Representative Straus, to issue a favorable report on the bill.

      3. VOTE in a poll FOX 25 Boston is having on their website: http://www.myfoxboston.com The poll is located on the top right hand side.

      Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/01/25/push-for-driver-licenses-for-mass-immigrants/BLXoPK557X0BcEx0HvpwNL/story.html

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    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. Almost 1,000 signatures!

      Dear friends,

      On behalf of the Safe Driving Coalition, we'd like to THANK YOU for signing this online petition. As you probably heard, the Public Hearing for the Safe Driving Bill bill was postponed until February 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

      This Public Hearing will be a unique opportunity to show legislators from the Joint Committee on Transportation how much we care about road safety. All residents of Massachusetts, regardless of immigration status, should be TRAINED, LICENSED, AND INSURED!

      How else can you help?
      1. SHARE this petition with your friends!
      2. CALL your local senator and representative, and ask them to encourage the chairs of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Senator McGee and Representative Straus, to issue a favorable report on this bill.
      3. ATTEND the Public Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM. (Room A2, MA State House)

      For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/SafeDrivingCoalitionMA

    7. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • rafael langer PIRAUBA, BRAZIL
      • 3 months ago

      thanks

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    • Jundee Tirol KOKOMO, IN
      • 3 months ago

      For better, safe, and well controlled BMV Policies.

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    • Maricéo Martins FRAMINGHAM, MA
      • 3 months ago

      I need a driver's license to take Luke to the doctor, to school. However, you can not get one because of my immigration status, it is important for my child to receive medical treatment she needs, and I do not run the risk of being deported for driving without a license?

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • thiago silva FRAMINGHAM, MA
      • 3 months ago

      ajude nos

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    • Micaela Fernandes CONTAGEM, BRAZIL
      • 4 months ago

      Estrangeiros tem deveres como os outros mas não tem direitos como os demais?

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

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