Presentation on theme: "Human Dignity Advocates of Crook County The members and supporters of HDA are committed to the common good locally and globally. We believe positive change."— Presentation transcript:
Human Dignity Advocates of Crook County The members and supporters of HDA are committed to the common good locally and globally. We believe positive change can come about only when people join together to discuss, investigate and implement actions for the benefit of our community and beyond.
Human Dignity Advocates of Crook County Just the Facts about Measure Oregon Driver Card And Why we should vote YES
The new Oregon Driver Card (ODC) Law would allow individuals who demonstrate the ability to safely operate a vehicle and pass the driver test the opportunity to drive legally on Oregon roads.
What can a Driver Card be used for? To provide evidence of a grant of driving privileges. To identify a person as a veteran. To aid law enforcement officials in identifying a missing person. To identify a person as an organ donor. To identify a person as an emancipated minor. To provide a driver license number.
What it can’t be used for? Can’t board a commercial airplane. Can’t use it to buy a gun. Can’t use it to obtain state or federal benefits Can’t enter a federal building Doesn’t convey any immigration status Can’t use it to register to vote.
What is required to get a Driver Card? Pass knowledge, vision and driving tests Provide documentation that proves identity and date of birth Residency in Oregon for more than a year Pay $64 Applicants for Driver Card are photographed
Refugees Undocumented Oregon residents and workers Elderly Emerging homeless Veterans Transgendered Oregonians Victims of Domestic Violence Who might benefit from the new Oregon Driver Card Law:
How did we get here?
Background In 2008, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1080 to comply with the Federal Real ID Act of SB Bill 1080 required that applicants for an OR Driver License must prove legal presence in US. Required a SSN or proof of ineligibility for a SSN.
When 80,000 people lose their driving privilege there are impacts On community welfare, economic activity and road safety. Gov. John Kitzhaber convened a workgroup comprised of members from law enforcement, business, labor, legal, faith, and immigrant communities. SB Bill 833 was crafted based on their findings and passed the legislature with bipartisan support and signed into law May 1, 2013
States that have eased driver’s license restrictions 10 states have already acted. 11 more states are considering such legislation Map and info date 6/2013
Why is it on the ballot now? Because: And their Political Action Committee :
Funded by Loren Parks Nevada business owner and one of the largest individual donors in Oregon politics, he provided more than 70 percent of the money collected by PODR, the PAC behind the referendum on driver cards.
OFIR Arguments intended to create Fear Increased drug trafficking Increased illegal immigration Terrorism! Arguments without any supporting Facts
Facts Actually, there is very little data out there. WA and CA have not reported an uptick in drug trafficking or other crime associated with Driver Cards. No evidence of increased immigration in neighbor states. People don’t move somewhere just to be able to drive, they migrate for jobs and safety.
More Fear Arguments from OFIR They take our jobs They depress wages They drain our public resources
Arguments supporting the measure Makes roads safer Supports Oregon Economy Promotes inclusiveness in Oregon communities
More Facts 84,000 people are expected to apply for DC (approx. # that have lost driving privilege since 2008). Major industries that employ UI include: agriculture, home healthcare, construction, and various service industries. Undocumented workers with paychecks shop in local stores and pay for local services. Undocumented workers pay taxes.
Oregon farmers don’t have enough workers. The inability to drive legally affects more than farm workers, but agriculture is Oregon's second- largest industry. publicnewsservice.org
Human Dignity Advocates of Crook County We believe there are fair and workable solutions regarding Immigration. Immigration is an American experience and acceptance is an American value. We wish to be motivated by understanding and not by fear. We want to live in a Welcoming Community.