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Please join us on Monday, November 13th, at the State House for a hearing on important legislation that would ease access to Massachusetts identification cards for people experiencing homelessness, House Bill 2737 (http://www.mahomeless.org/advocacy/item/access-to-mass-id-cards). House Bill 2737 was filed by Representative Kay Khan, and its companion bill, Senate Bill 1906, was filed by Senator Harriette Chandler.
Obtaining a state identification card is a critical first step for youth and adults experiencing homelessness to accomplish typical life tasks and access opportunities. ID is required for a broad range of life activities, such as:
· Applying for jobs
· Enrolling in education programs
· Getting a library card
· Picking up a package from the post office
· Opening financial accounts
· Entering certain government buildings
· Accessing services
· Interacting with law enforcement
Please RSVP here or to Kelly at kelly @mahomeless.org if you are able to provide oral and/or written testimony, or just be present at the hearing.
More hearing details can be found here: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2826