November 9, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Massachusetts passes ballot question 4! CLM is proud to have supported this ballot measure and the Yes on 4 for Safer Roads Campaign.
A "YES" vote on Ballot Question 4 keeps the Work and Family Mobility Act as law in Massachusetts.
This law allows people in the country without legal status to apply for a driver’s license starting July 1, 2023, if they can provide the Registry of Motor Vehicles with a foreign passport or consular identification document.
Proponents agree this means safer roads and increased access to education and jobs. Passage of this law in 18 other states, including our neighbors New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont, has led to declines in uninsured drivers and hit-and-run crashes.
This legislation passed the MA General Court in May 2022, and in June, over 75% of Massachusetts State Senators and Representatives voted to override a gubernatorial veto. CLM joins in support of this important legislation with the MA Immigration & Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition with its approx. 135 members, ACLU of MA, SEIU of MA, numerous law enforcement, elected, and appointed officials, including the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association as well as many district attorneys and county sheriffs.
For more on this question see: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele22/information-for-voters-22/quest_4.htm