Call for Action, Immigration

Call the NYS Assembly in Support of Green Light NY (Allows Driver Licensing Regardless of Legal Status), A4050

Thank you to Hudson Valley Strong Immigration Committee Chair Darrelyn Brennan Khleifat for her work on this issue.
 
Background
We ask that you support the local immigrant community by making three very short calls: one to your Assembly Member; one to the Speaker of the Assembly; and one to the Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, urging them to support the passage of Green Light NY, A4050. This bill would restore the ability of a person to obtain a limited purpose driver’s license regardless of legal status. Laws like this are already successful in 12 states, the District of Columbia, and in Puerto Rico. This bill will protect both the immigrants in our community and the community as a whole.

Currently, there are over 750,000 New York residents over the age of 16 who cannot obtain a driver’s license, nor can they obtain auto insurance. Those who must drive live in fear of contact with law enforcement. If this bill were law, more drivers would have insurance, our roads would be safer, and our local economy would see increased revenue from fees and taxes. The immigrants in our community would be able to pursue more job opportunities and, most importantly, have a form of legal identification, allowing them to live with less fear.Sample Call Script for Assembly Members Didi Barrett or Frank Skatardos (not yet co-sponsors)
Hello, I am [name], from [town, zip code]. I am calling to ask [your rep] to co-sponsor bill A4050, which restores a person’s ability to obtain a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status. It will make all of us safer and more secure.Phone Numbers
Assemblywoman Didi Barrett — 518.455.5177
Assemblyman Frank Skatardos — 518.455.5762Not Sure of Your Rep? Find Your Assembly RepresentativeSample Call Script to Assemblyman Kevin Cahill
Hello, I am [name] from [town, zip code]. I am calling to thank Assemblyman Kevin Cahill for co-sponsoring Greenlight NY, A4050. I fully support restoring the ability of any person to obtain a driver’s license, regardless of their immigration status. It will make all of us safer and more secure.

Phone Number
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill — 518.455.4436

Sample Call Script for Speaker of the Assembly, Carl Heastie
Hello, I am [name], from [town, zip code]. I am calling to ask the Honorable Speaker Heastie to prioritize the passage of Greenlight NY, A4050, in the current 2017 session. This bill, which restores a person’s ability to obtain a driver’s license regardless of immigration status, is very important to me. It will make all of us safer and more secure.

Phone Number
Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie — 518.455.3791

Sample Call Script for Chair of the Transportation Committee, David Gantt
Hello, I am [name], from [town, zip code]. I am calling to ask the Honorable Rep. Gantt to support Greenlight NY, A4050, and to move this bill through the Transportation Committee in this current 2017 session. This bill, which restores a person’s ability to obtain a driver’s license regardless of immigration status, is very important to me. It will make all of us safer and more secure.

Phone Number
Assembly Member and Chair, Transportation Committee David Gantt — 518.455.3791
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