Please join the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ quick action to advance the Mass ID Access bill. You can sign and share the new one-minute online action here.
Background: the State Senate unanimously passed Senator Robyn Kennedy’s bill, Senate Bill 2251, to provide easier access to Mass IDs for youth and adults experiencing homelessness on July 27th. It is now awaiting action in the House Committee on Ways and Means, and we need your help letting House Leadership and your State Representative know that this is an important issue to you!
What would the Everyone Needs ID/Mass ID access bill do?
The Everyone Needs ID/Mass ID access bill would:
- Establish a fee waiver process for youth and adults experiencing homelessness seeking standard Mass IDs
- Create a process for individuals experiencing homelessness to apply for standard Mass IDs if they cannot meet the existing criteria by allowing ID applicants who are experiencing homelessness to submit residency documentation from providers of homelessness and/or youth services and state agencies under the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)
- Expand upon the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ efforts to better serve people experiencing homelessness
- If you are part of an organization, please ask your organization to officially support this campaign by becoming an organizational endorser. The endorsement form is available here to complete and share: https://tinyurl.com/massid2324
Read more on the Mass ID access advocacy campaign: Bill fact sheet (PDF)