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Yes for Safe Roads. Yes on 88

Measure 88 is a common sense measure to keep our roads and communities safe. Voting YES allows the DMV to issue “driver cards” to Oregon residents who are not eligible for a traditional driver’s license because they are unable to provide adequate proof of citizenship.

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In 2013, the Oregon legislators signed SB 833 into law. Oregon’s largest immigrant rights organization, Causa, led the efforts toward this victory. This November, Oregon voters will need to affirm SB 833 for it to go into effect by voting “yes” on Measure 88. Western States Center continues to supports CAUSA and a growing list of 200 organizational endorsers to pass this measure.

There are many Oregonians who are not eligible for a traditional driver’s license because they are unable to provide adequate proof of citizenship. This includes seniors who were born without or have lost their birth certificate, veterans with a military ID, and undocumented workers.

Measure 88 will allow Oregon to issue a driver’s card to residents who have lived in Oregon for at least a year, can pass the driving test, and provide proof of insurance coverage, allowing them to safely and legally get to work, church and school. 

kelley-100-storiesCheck out Causa's 100 Days of Stories highlighting personal stories of Oregonians who supports driver cards for our state. Day 14 featured Western States Center's Executive Director, Kelley Weigel. 

Western States Center facilitated the formation of Oregon Field Table (OFT), a grassroots activism component of the Yes on 88 campaign. The goals of OFT include:

  • Positively impact the driver card referendum by increasing the number of Latinos and other members of the Raising American Electorate who are registered, educated, and activated to vote in priority communities around the state.
  • Build the civic engagement capacity, leadership and organizational strength of OFT partners with an eye toward Oregon’s next legislative session.
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