Faith Leaders Joined by Residents to Call for Expansion of Access to Driver’s Licenses at Trenton State House
More than 25 faith leaders from diverse traditions will be joined by residents from across the state to call for the expansion of access to driver’s licenses and will deliver boxes with signed letter to legislators
TRENTON, NJ — Faith leaders will stand together at the Trenton Statehouse to call on New Jersey lawmakers to expand access to driver’s license to more residents this year and also deliver thousands of signed letters in support to state legislators. This is followed by rallies throughout the year across the state with residents calling for this common sense policy change to improve mobility for marginalized communities and improve road safety for all.
Allowing more residents to access driver’s licenses will benefit many vulnerable populations including formerly incarcerated, member of the LGBT community, undocumented immigrants, and survivors of domestic violence. Expanded access to driver’s licenses is also expected to increase road safety, boost New Jersey’s economy through collection of fees and insurance payments, and support the well-being of communities by decreasing the risk of family separation.
12 states and the District of Columbia currently have expanded drivers license laws.
Faith in New Jersey
Let’s Drive NJ
WHAT: Faith Leader Press Conference and Letter Delivery for Let’s Drive NJ Campaign call to expand access to driver’s licenses
WHERE: WAR MEMORIAL, 1 MEMORIAL DR, TRENTON, NJ 08608
Thursday, October 18th 2018, 11am
To be announced
Interviews available upon request