April 7, 2016
Marta Moreno- El Comite de Longmont (303)-641-7458
Hugo Juarez- NCDU (720)-312-1830
Soley Martinez- Community member (720)-628-3678
I Drive CO Announces Day of Fasting and Action for HB1274
Statewide Evening Vigils to Close Day: “We Hunger for Safe Roads!”
DENVER – This evening, hundreds of I Drive CO campaign community leaders and legislative sponsors will hold vigils in Denver and five other Colorado cities including Longmont, to wrap up a day of fasting to pressure the state Senate to pass House Bill 1274, legislation designed to improve safety for everyone on Colorado’s roads and in Colorado’s communities by increasing immigrant access to driver’s licenses.
In 2013, the “Colorado Road and Community Safety Act” was signed into law with the intention of making Colorado’s roads safer by creating a process for immigrant Coloradans to obtain a driver’s license, buy car insurance, register cars and provide their identity to law enforcement. The law has never been fully implemented due to a combination of politics, an underestimate of demand for the Licenses and IDs and some oversights in the original legislation.
WHAT: Evening Vigils to close Statewide Day of Fasting & Action for HB1274
(During the day, interviews with fasters are available in each region)
WHO: I Drive CO Campaign Longmont, El Comite de Longmont, NCDU (Northern Colorado Dreamers United)
WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: El Comite De Longmont – 455 Kimbark St Longmont, 80501
DETAILS: Community members will come together for a candlelight vigil and share stories about the difficulties of obtaining a driver’s license. We will hear from community members who are directly impacted by the current non-functioning system.
The I Drive Colorado Campaign includes over 40 Colorado organizations. I Drive Colorado is dedicated to making our communities and roads safer through monitoring and improving access for undocumented Coloradans to licenses and identification documents.
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