Brown, Sign The Bill!
Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00am
Pomona DMV (1600 S. Garey Ave.) in Pomona, California
We urge Latino and Latina Roundtable members and friends to take an hour out of your day to support this rally! Governor Brown has yet to sign AB-60 — and we need your help on Wednesday in sending a message to the Governor. If you cannot join us, please let others know.
El jueves pasado, la legislatura de California aprobó la propuesta AB 60, así satisfaciendo la necesidad de hace casi 20 años de licencias de conducir para la comunidad indocumentada. Pero a pesar de la claridad de la voluntad del pueblo, el gobernador todavía no lo ha firmado! Estaremos pidiéndole al gobernador que no tarde en aprobar la legislación con un recorrido de la lucha, testimonios sobre la injusticia surge a raíz de la discriminación, y un llamado a la comunidad para su apoyo en este último empujón. Gobernador Brown, ¡Firme!
AB 60 COALITION OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
WHAT: RALLY TO CALL ON GOVERNOR BROWN TO SIGN THE DRIVER’S LICENCE FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
WHERE: DMV IN POMONA, (1600 S Garey Ave)
WHO: AB 60 COALITION OF THE INLAND EMPIRE.
Latino/Latina Roundtable of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys, the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, and the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition, with support from the Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California.
COMMUNITY LEADERS URGE GOVERNOR BROWN TO SIGN AB 60 INTO LAW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
The AB 60 Coalition of the Inland Empire (AB60 Coalition) welcomes passage by the State Senate and Assembly, after 20 years of organizing and mobilizing to secure driver’s license for undocumented immigrants in the State of California, undocumented immigrants and immigrant rights organizations scored an important victory when the California legislators, at a last minute, had a “change of heart”, listen to their constituents and brought back the bill for a vote.
Although the license is not perfect because in the front it specifies that the license is for driving privilege “DP” instead of “DL” for driver’s license and on the back of the license will say “This card is not acceptable for official federal purposes: this license is issued only as a license to drive a motor vehicle” people who drive with fear of being stopped by the police when they are driving their children to school, work, or medical emergencies, the license albeit not perfect it is a welcome opportunity that would make a big change in their daily lives.
The AB 60 Coalition will continue to fight to remove the mark and the restrictions and when all Californians regardless of legal status can exercise equal rights under the law.
We urge Governor Brown to sign AB 60 into law as soon as possible.