Saturday, May 21, 2011

It simply wasn't enough of a priority
for legislators to pass

Among the failures of the recently ended Florida legislative session was a provision that would have waived the cost of drivers licenses for the impoverished — something other states such as Michigan have done to help people get back to work.

The cost would've been minuscule — a fraction of a percent of the money set aside for businesses incentives. Yet the need is great.

Most of us can't appreciate the ramifications of not having proper ID. But the problem is severe -- we're talking 400 people lined up at 6 a.m. when IDignity holds an ID day. Seeking help are homeless veterans who have been mugged, battered women who lost all their possessions and proud fathers trying to make new lives for their family.

Read Scott Maxwell's column in the Orlando Sentinel here.

And please think about donating your time -- or money -- to IDignity.


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